Selfies: Nieslanik calving season — the start of a new generation |

Selfies: Nieslanik calving season — the start of a new generation

The Nieslanik name has been in the Roaring Fork Valley for many, many years, and throughout those years the dedication and discipline required by the ranchers during each calving season has stayed the same. Starting in the first weeks of February through to the last couple weeks of March, the Nieslaniks work around the clock. The cows and calves are checked on every three hours to make sure everyone is healthy and that the mother cows don’t need help delivering their calves. The first few hours are critical for the calves, and they must get up and get moving, especially on cold nights so they don’t freeze to the ground. Calving season is considered by the Nieslaniks as the most important time of year for their business and the growth of their herd. For more information on the Nieslaniks and their cattle go to

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