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The Rich family members are especially excited about the birth of triplets -- triplet calves.

The Rich Red Angus Farm southeast of Vinton is celebrating its newest youngsters, siblings Jane, Janice and JoAnn.

The Red Angus calves give a literal meaning to the phrase "one in a million." Cattle experts estimate the odds of having triplet calves at 1 in every 105,000 births. The odds of a cow having three female calves at one time: Nearly 1 in two million.

Mother and daughters are all fine, and the calves are eating from their mother as well as the supplemental bottles offered by members of the Rich Family, says Kurt Rich.

The family has bred and raised Red Angus cattle for many years, and plans a bull and cow auction at the farm on March 15.

Kurt has named the calves Jane, Janice and JoAnn, and those names are quite familiar to friends of the Rich family. Jane is Kurt's wife; Janice and JoAnn are her sisters. Kurt said many people who see Jane with her sisters think they are twins or triplets, so sharing those names with the new trio came naturally.



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I think Jane should get the proceeds from her name sakes! What a nice Valentine present.
By: Carilyn Appleby on February 5th 6:34pm
What a wonderful experience to have triplet calves and all healthy and all girls too. Cute names and we are very proud of the hard work our 'kids' are doing. Congratulations, Kurt & Jane.
By: Dale And Karen Hagen on February 8th 11:02am
Richness prevails from the hard work on the Rich Farm. You Go Girls!
By: Carol A Geater on February 10th 10:48am

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