Extremely rare calf born in Indiana

Any time a precious baby animal is born to farmers, there is rejoicing -- but one farm is currently over the moon.

The Conner Prairie's farm, Animal Encounters, delivered an extremely rare calf.

The embryo was shipped to the United States in a liquid nitrogen chamber, then implanted into a surrogate cow a few months ago.

There are only 40 of the ultra-rare English Longhorns in the United States, but that's not the only reason why this calf is so special.

It's the first time that the farm has ever used embryo transfer technology -- and the last time a similar procedure was performed was all the way back in 1993.

IndyStar.com reports there are too few of these cows to start slaughtering them, but if they successfully replenish the population, that could be a game changer.

For now, the little calf will be spoiled with incredible dinners instead of becoming one.