Oberle Farms sees two sets of Charolais triplets

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Three generations of the Oberle Farm with the triplets. Left to right: grandfather Ralph Oberle, grandson Mackenzie Oberle and son Kelly Oberle.

Most cattlemen would agree that single calves are the norm, with the odd set of twin calves making an appearance. Triplets are not normally ever seen in a lifetime. How about two sets of triplets on the same farm?

Oberle Farms is a purebred Charolais farm near Shaunavon in southwest Saskatchewan that had triplets within a week of each other in late January. All calves and cows are doing fine and with the odds being one in 100,000 or one to two per cent of cattle having triplets, maybe buying a lottery ticket isn’t such a bad idea for the Oberle family.

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National account manager

Mike Millar

As National account manager for Canadian Cattlemen, I work with all major accounts including equipment manufacturers, ad agency's and national breed associations. When I'm not busy working and promoting Canadian Cattlemen magazine, my family and I are running a purebred herd of Simmental cattle at Grandora, Sask.

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