First calf of year born at NY State Fair Birthing Center

Geddes (WSYR-TV) - The Birthing Center at the New York State Fair had its first calf birth early Thursday morning, even before the gates opened to the public.

Around 2 a.m., a pregnant cow went into labor and by 4:30 a.m. had given birth to a bull calf. 

"We had 30 calves born here a the birthing center last year and the State Fair estimates we had about 160,000 people come through our exhibit the first year. So as a dairy farmer myself, we're just thrilled to provide this opportunity to fair-goers who many not know how milk is produced or how we care for our animals," said Birthing Center director Jessica Ziehm.

Births are planned for everyday of the fair.

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