FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Agricultural Adventure
Wed Apr 16, 2014 02:22 PM CDT

There is a general hush over the audience of more than 80 people tucked into a darkened indoor amphitheater on a farm in northwest Indiana. All the attention is focused on a young mama dairy cow trying to give birth to her first calf -- and she's doing it onstage behind a glass wall in a stall generously padded with hay.

The crowd, which has been told to be as quiet as possible, murmurs support or dismay as mom's efforts to push the calf out either progress or fall short. Two small legs ...

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