Calving season is here with three new calves on the ground. Here is the latest arrival just minutes after being born, standing on unsteady feet looking for its first meal. The proud mother is licking its newborn, helping it to dry off and contributing to the initial bonding between cow and calf. The improvement in the weather is much appreciated as warmer and dryer weather definitely improves conditions for calving as well as pasture forage availability. By the end of March, over half of our calves should be born and hay feeding will be winding down. This is always an exciting time of year, but even more so this year after a tough winter. The renewal of spring always invigorates the spirits of farmers and ranchers.