Owning cattle doesn't HAVE to mean checking on them all the time and babying them along every time they have a problem.
Most of my cows get seen around once a month. I have a group that I haven't seen in months and the last time I saw them it was through a spotting scope. I do also have cows that I see on a regular basis(because I really like them and it makes me happy to see them alot
) but when I really pencil out what my time is worth, I can't make constant checking on my cows constantly look like a good idea even if I can occasionaly save an extra calf.
I have a full time job, I also farm, and I have cows. For the big stuff like branding and shipping, you can schedule a day in advance and just about everything else you can let work itself out. That just leaves you with a handfull of real cattle emergencies like blown out fence with cattle on a busy road to deal with.