September 5, 2017 at 3:32 p.m.
On the morning of Sept. 22, after milking his 60 cow herd just west of Sauk Centre, Minn., he was greeted by a cow getting ready to give birth to triplet Jersey calves.
"It was definitely a surprise," said Wolbeck. "We have had twins before, but never triplets."
Twins were actually what were expected from that particular cow because of an ultrasound done earlier on in the pregnancy. The cow herself, a second lactation Jersey, had no history of twins, let alone triplets. She was bred by a herd bull.
Apart from one caught leg, the cow had virtually no problems delivering two healthy bull calves and one heifer calf
"It seemed like she hardly labored," said Wolbeck.
The cow recovered well from the births and all three calves, although small, are alert and lively.