Fourth Set Of Triplets Born To Arkansas Cow

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 5:55 am
By: News On 6

HARRIET, Ark. (AP) -- Researchers at Oklahoma State University say an Arkansas cow is defying the odds.

For the fourth time, the cow from Harriet, Arkansas, has given birth to triplets -- and it's the ninth time she has given birth to more than one calf at a time.

The Charolais-mix cow named Faith has given birth to 22 calves in nine pregnancies -- each of them multiples.

OSU researchers say beef cattle have triplets in one out of about 105,000 pregnancies, and have twins in one out of about 250.

Faith gave birth to her latest set last Friday.