On the evening of Thursday the 24th of May Gary asked me to come over to the milking shed where he had a cow in trouble. Her calf, which was an unusually large, was stuck. So while I held the torch Gary located the calf's front legs, attached two separate lengths of rope, and pulled with all his might! Eventually the calf was free and breathing and his mother licked him all over with great care. We left them together and hoped for the best. But by morning the calf was dead.