Calving season a 40 year journey

After glancing at the TV one last time, Duane Ohnemus pulled the laces of his leather boots tight. The TV is the first thing he glances at when he wakes up this time of year and the last thing he sees before going to bed. While most of America is watching the morning news or a recorded mini-series, Ohnemus is watching a live feed of cows in his barn.

Ohnemus and many other farmers and ranchers across the country are in the midst of the 2016 calving season —a two to three-month process that demands constant attention and braving the harsh weather. Continue reading by clicking the photo story below:

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Originally published for the Iowa Soybean Association.