North Somerset cow defies odds with rare triplet birth

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 July 2016

Jon Bult and Liz Murray with the triplets who will be joining their herd.

Jon Bult and Liz Murray with the triplets who will be joining their herd.

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A cow in Kewstoke has given birth to an unlikely set of triplets this week.

The calf triplets were successfully delivered at Collum Farm on July 8 to their mother Number 100.

Farmer Jon Bult said: “I’ve been farming for 12 years and I’ve never seen anything like this.”

The odds of a cow successfully giving birth to three healthy triplets are reportedly 700,000-1. It is even more remarkable given the three calves are all female, taking the odds to staggering 8,000,000-1 according to Jon’s partner Liz Murray.

Mr Bult said: “It’s very rare and it’s very pleasing. They will join the herd in two years and start milking.”


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