Rare Gundowring triplet calves the veal deal

A Gundowring farmer got the surprise of his life when an unremarkable breeder started popping out calves like a clown car.

Peter Cardwell said he spotted the Angus-Friesian cross starting to calve last Sunday.

“I pulled one calf out, and it was little bit smaller than normal sized calves are,” he said.

“I looked inside and there was a second calf ... got it out and thought that was the end of it.

“So I went to get my car to come back up the hill and there's a third just half hanging out of her.”

Mr Cardwell said the one in 700,000 triplets would be fed up and sold for veal at 11-months-old.

“I think I’ll go and buy a Tattslotto ticket and see what happens,” he said.

THREE'S A CROWD: Gundowring farmer Peter Cardwell had his work cut out for him when one of his breeders started to give birth to triplets on Sunday last week. Picture: MARK JESSER

THREE'S A CROWD: Gundowring farmer Peter Cardwell had his work cut out for him when one of his breeders started to give birth to triplets on Sunday last week. Picture: MARK JESSER

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