Jake Drowns, 25, was called to the pasture at his family’s dairy farm in Salisbury, Nh. on August 25, 2009, to help a cow birth its first calf. The calf had turned around in a way where its feet would come out first which usually hurts the calf or the mother cow. “We used to have to wait until the vet would get here to do this but these days we have to just do it ourselves,” said Drowns. With milk prices the lowest they have been in 10 years, New Hampshire dairy farmers are having to change their normal business practices to stay open. After Drowns attempted to turn the calf around multiple times he was unable to save the calf.

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