A cow has given birth to triplets in Spalding NE. On Wednesday, March 14th, 12 year old Madison Cockerill, daughter of Mark and Marsha made the discovery in a field. She found the cow and what she thought were twins, but then discovered a third calf napping between the other two. The Cockerill’s live on a farm hear Spalding and have approximately 200 cows and also farm 1,700 acres. Bovine triplets are extremely rare occurring in only 1 in 100,000 births according to Dan Loy, Iowa State University animal science professor. KNLV spoke with Marsha Cockerill who stated that two of the calves have already been sold to area cattle farmers. Before the calves were sold however, Madison named them Lucky, Clover and Patty.