Tips on Pulling a Calf
From applying the right amount of pressure to knowing when to call the vet, these tips help save calves.
Intervening can help a cow deliver her calf, but the wrong pressure can end up hurting more than helping.
Most ranchers know they should use a double half-hitch when placing chains on the calf’s legs for pulling, with one loop mid-cannon and the other below the fetlock joint.
“Some people don’t understand where the chain should be, however, between those two points,” says Cody Creelman.