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Cows and calves on Chris Johnson farm. Agweek photo by Jonathan Knutson.

A cavalcade of calves at North Dakota farm: 50 sets of twins

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SHARON, N.D. -- Chris Johnson has seen double before during spring calving.

But never like this.

Of the 300 cows that have given birth so far this spring on his family's ranch, 50 -- or roughly 16 percent -- have had twins.


Yes, you're reading that correctly.

"It's 50 sets of twins. Fifty cows, 100 calves; all twins, no triplets. I know it's probably a little hard to believe," said Johnson, who ranches with his dad, Keith; uncle, Wayne; and brother, Jeremy.

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