Last Monday we had a 4 yr old cow with a breech calf. Husband and I went to check the cows that evening, during calving season we check every few hours, and noticed this cow off by her self, she couldn't get up and all we could see was the calf's tail. Called the vet, he couldn't get there right away but when he did it was awful. Vet tried to get the calf's legs pulled to come out but they were wedged in . Husband and brother tried to decide whether to do a section or not, since she was down and most generally they don't get back up. Finally they decided to put her to sleep. I have never cried about losing a cow before but I cried all the way home. My husband said in all his years of having cattle has never had one do this. I don't ever want to see it again I know that.