Ever wondered what a day calving is like when the South Dakota weather is wicked?

The Mitchell Republic spent a day on the farm to see what calving season looks like first-hand.

Wayne Gronseth takes a drive through a cattle pen on a cattle farm near Dimock on April 7, 2022.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

DIMOCK, S.D. — The sound of mother cows calling for their newly born calves was heard through the howling wind. Despite the cold, whipping winds and sleet, calving season does not stop.

Many cattle farmers across the Midwest schedule a two- to three-month calving season in the spring. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, keeping a controlled birthing schedule can help farmers maintain improved nutrient, health and marketing management due to animal similarity throughout the year.

Dimock cattle farmers and father-son duo Wayne and Collin Gronseth welcomed the Mitchell Republic to their farm, approximately one mile north of Dimock, on Thursday April 7, to capture the scenes of the dwindling days of calving season on a South Dakota cattle farm.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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