Early spring calving season comes to area family cattle ranches

Mel Anderson | Statesman-Examiner
Mel Anderson
S-E Staff Reporter

Spring calving season is in full bloom as Stevens County cattle ranchers welcome new livestock.

Rob and Erika Thompson have been raising cattle their whole lives and agreed to give a peek into a small family-run cattle ranch calving operation.

“I learned to do this from my parents,” Rob Thompson said. He and his wife have three-dozen heads of cattle, each of which are due to deliver this spring.
According to the Thompsons, calving starts long before the births.

“The first big choice is whether to use natural mating or artificial insemination,” Rob Thompson said. The Thompsons prefer to allow natural mating instead of artificial insemination.

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