Rescued cow gives birth

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Rudy and her new calf McGregor at the UNH dairy barns.

Ruby and her one-week-old calf, McGregor.

In December 2018, a few weeks before Christmas, a cow that’s part of the UNH dairy herd got her foot caught in a grate and fell into a manure trench at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center and was trapped. Durham Fire and McGregor EMS crews worked for three hours to rescue the 1,200 Holstein, who was not pregnant at the time, from her “stinky situation.” Ruby was unhurt and the grate was modified.

This December, first responders reunited with Ruby and met her one-week-old calf, named McGregor by College of Life Sciences and Agriculture students to recognize their effort in saving Ruby’s life.


Jeremy Gasowski | UNH Marketing | | 603-862-4465