The Neville family, Ballydaly, Tullamore, Co. Offaly were presented with a major surprise in their bovine maternity unit earlier this morning (Easter Sunday, April, 1st).
Farming under the ‘Lynally’ name, their four-year-old Melvin Red Holstein cow X Fleckvieh cow unexpectedly delivered triplet calves unassisted, That's Farming can exclusively reveal. The three heifer calves are sired by AA2123, an Aberdeen Angus bull available from Progressive Genetics.
“She wasn’t scanned but we thought by looking at her in the last two weeks that she was due with twins.” Aisling Neville explained to Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.
“Luckily we had good quality colostrum from a cow that calved before this one and so there was enough colostrum to go around. Each calf was fed with 2.5-3 litres colostrum.
The cow was given a calcium bolus and 30 litres of Reviva to give her energy.” She added.
The calves will be retained on the Neville’s holding and they have no intentions to sell their new additions anytime soon.