By giving birth to her third calf that day, number 35 did something pretty rare in the cow world. According to experts, triplets only occur about once every 105,000 births.
Gilbertson said that number 35 handled the three births like a champ. "She's about the tamest cow we've got," he said. "They all popped right out."
Of course, there is a dark shadow hanging over these joyous births. The calves will only grow until early May, when their lives will be cut short in order to supply the beef market's demands. "That's still $3,000 worth of cows there," Gilbertson said about the newborns.
Although a grim future looms over these calves' lives, we can still celebrate their rare birth.