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Miracle Moos: Cattle Farmer Shares Delight

  Last month, Nadi cattle farmer, Neori Driu, was greeted with a surprise to what is considered a rare event. His cow, Bos Taurus, produced not one but two calves.
04 Dec 2017 11:00
Miracle Moos: Cattle Farmer Shares Delight
Farmer Neori Driu (right), with his cow and twin calves at his farm in Dratabu, Nadi on December 2, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

Last month, Nadi cattle farmer, Neori Driu, was greeted with a surprise to what is considered a rare event.

His cow, Bos Taurus, produced not one but two calves.

The 70-year-old farmer has been a cattle farmer for 10 years and never has he witnessed this rare phenomenon.

“It is nature’s miracle. This is the first time I’ve witnessed cows produce two calves. I turned 70 last August and was surprised to see this happen. To date I have owned 20 cows.”

The November calves are named Matanisiga (male) and Laisani (female), after his two grandchildren.

“I don’t milk the cow anymore because I am allowing the calves to enjoy.

“I will sacrifice our milk consumption this time for the sake of the two calves.”

Mr Driu has been a hardworking farmer cultivating rootcrops.

And though it is a modest number, Mr Driu is proud of his seven cows, especially the new additions, which he hopes would increase the herd.

According to the website dairymoos.com, dairy cows usually have only one calf, but can have more in certain cases.

A normal dairy cow usually has only one calf at a time. Cows will rarely have twins or triplets, and when a cow does have more than one or two calves at a time, it is considered a rare, event.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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