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Weather and disease in newborn cattle are a

rancher’s greatest nemeses.

Woosley maintains a more traditional

approach to calving season. Foregoing a four-

wheeler or pickup truck, every hour and a half,

this time of year Woosley saddles up to check the

pastures for newborns. Ranching is her family’s

sole source of income, so ensuring every calf

has the best shot at a healthy life is critical. The

quicker a calf is on its feet and suckling after

birth, the better its odds of survival.

When the wind whips and temperatures dip

below zero, newborns and their mothers are

ushered into their well-strawed barn for shelter.

If temperatures rise, the ground thaws,

creating muddy conditions out the fields. Wet,

cold ground increases instances of diseases like

scours and even pneumonia in calves.

Scours is caused by any number of bacterial

or viral infections and induces severe diarrhea,

leading to dehydration and possibly death

within several hours. In the event of a bad case

of scours, the Woosley’s can readily rehydrate

their calves with an IV setup in the barn.

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A mother cow licks her hours-old calf on Stuart Dunkel’s

ranch off of Horse Creek Road south of Wilsall on Feb. 27.

Yellowstone Newspapers photo by Hunter D’Antuono