Udderly adorable: Calf triplets born at Shropshire farm
A farmer was left in udder disbelief when one of his cows gave birth to surprise triplets.
The new arrivals were born on Tuesday at Dairy Dreams, a dairy farm and real ice cream shop near Churchstoke on the Shropshire-Powys border.
It was a moo-ving experience for farmer Ben Beddoes who had no idea one of his 200-strong herd was due to become a mum-of-three.
He said: "I went up to Scotland to buy a couple of cows, and she was one of them. We knew she was heavily in calf but we didn't expect triplets.
"They are very, very rare so it was a real surprise."
The three male calves are the first triplets ever to be born at the farm. They are believed to occur around one in every 100,000 births.