Reed’s Dairy in Idaho Falls beat the odds when they welcomed triplet calves at their farm on February 23rd . Typically, one to two percent of cattle have twins, and the chance of triplets is roughly one in 100,000. Adding the additional layer of having, three calves born of the same sex is significantly more uncommon with the odds at one in 700,000. Currently, there are approximately 620,000 dairy cows in the state of Idaho.
“All three calves are girls and doing great.” Said Alan Reed, President of Reed’s Dairy. “Occasionally we’ll get twins, but triplets… and all female – that’s really something special.” He added.
The calves will join the herd and continue the tradition of providing milk for Reed’s Dairy products which include bottled milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products.
Reed’s Dairy was founded in Idaho Falls in 1955 and has been selling milk to the public since 1962. It operates a home-delivery service in Idaho Falls and the Treasure Valley, and also has four retail ice cream shop locations (Idaho Falls, Ammon, Boise and Meridian). The Reed family dairy milks a growing herd of approximately 185 Holsteins. For more information, visit www.reedsdairy.com