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Calving season is best time of year for Iowa farmer

Calving season is best time of year for Iowa farmer

Many farmers look forward to harvest season each year. But not Luke Schuldt. His favorite time of the year, hands-down, is calving season. 

"This is really the beginning of the year for us," said Schuldt who farms near Tripoli in Bremer County with his wife, Linsey, a pharmacist, and son, Levi and daughter Lara. "Driving a combine can be fun, but nothing compares to calving," said Schuldt, a fifth-generation farmer on the farm established by his great-great grandfather in 1878. 

The Schuldts, this year, are keeping watch over 23 cows. They started building the herd, a Hereford-Angus mix, about 10 years ago ...




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