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New life is sign of spring

A mother cow cleans up after giving birth to her baby a couple of hours earlier at the Zellitti family farm southeast of Durango.
After separating a calf that hadn’t started nursing from its mother, Barry Zellitti with dog Gus take the calf to the barn to check its condition.
Terry Zellitti drives his truck to the feeding area at the Zellitti family farm, and the cattle follow him with hungry stomachs.
Barry Zellitti carries a calf after separating it from its mother. The calf hadn’t started nursing, so it was being taken to the barn to be given colostrum and to be nursed back to health.
Barry Zellitti separates a protective mother cow from her calf. The baby, born late the day before, had not started nursing. Barry Zellitti tried to get the calf the night before, but the mother chased him up a tree.
Martha and Barry Zellitti hold a calf while keeping a close eye on the mother as they place a tag on the newborn’s ear.
Calves must get colostrum from their mother’s milk immediately after birth, and, during calving season, the Zellitti family keeps a close watch to make sure nature is taking its course. If there is a problem with the mother or the calf they will hand-feed the calf.
Barry Zellitti, right, talks with his brother Terry, between chores at the family farm southeast of Durango. Terry takes care of the feeding of over 150 head of cattle as Barry and his wife Martha deal with the calving.
Gus, Barry Zellitti’s dog, is ready to check the cows at the Zellitti family farm southwest of Durango.
Terry Zellitti drives his truck to the feeding area at the Zellitti family farm and the cattle know exactly what’s going on as they follow him with hungry stomachs.
A mother cow stays close to her baby at the Zellitti family farm southeast of Durango.
A newborn calf is fed colostrum by Martha Zellitti after it hadn’t nursed from its mother.
As spring calving season makes its way through the the Zellitti family farm, calves of many colors begin appearing on the landscape.

New life is sign of spring

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A mother cow cleans up after giving birth to her baby a couple of hours earlier at the Zellitti family farm southeast of Durango.
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After separating a calf that hadn’t started nursing from its mother, Barry Zellitti with dog Gus take the calf to the barn to check its condition.
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Terry Zellitti drives his truck to the feeding area at the Zellitti family farm, and the cattle follow him with hungry stomachs.
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Barry Zellitti carries a calf after separating it from its mother. The calf hadn’t started nursing, so it was being taken to the barn to be given colostrum and to be nursed back to health.
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Barry Zellitti separates a protective mother cow from her calf. The baby, born late the day before, had not started nursing. Barry Zellitti tried to get the calf the night before, but the mother chased him up a tree.
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Martha and Barry Zellitti hold a calf while keeping a close eye on the mother as they place a tag on the newborn’s ear.
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Calves must get colostrum from their mother’s milk immediately after birth, and, during calving season, the Zellitti family keeps a close watch to make sure nature is taking its course. If there is a problem with the mother or the calf they will hand-feed the calf.
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Barry Zellitti, right, talks with his brother Terry, between chores at the family farm southeast of Durango. Terry takes care of the feeding of over 150 head of cattle as Barry and his wife Martha deal with the calving.
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Gus, Barry Zellitti’s dog, is ready to check the cows at the Zellitti family farm southwest of Durango.
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Terry Zellitti drives his truck to the feeding area at the Zellitti family farm and the cattle know exactly what’s going on as they follow him with hungry stomachs.
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A mother cow stays close to her baby at the Zellitti family farm southeast of Durango.
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A newborn calf is fed colostrum by Martha Zellitti after it hadn’t nursed from its mother.
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As spring calving season makes its way through the the Zellitti family farm, calves of many colors begin appearing on the landscape.
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