If you have a cow then you know when the time comes for breeding…
Breeding a cow is a tricky business and one with a short 24 hour window. I started to think about breeding our own family cow a while back but was too afraid to take the plunge. I love how easy The Elliott Homestead made the process seem and think I’m finally ready to breed my own cow naturally:
A cow usually comes into heat every 21 days. Of that 21 days, she’s got a 24 hour window of opportunity to be successfully bred – after her egg has dropped. Because a bull’s sperm, much like a human’s, can live for days inside the cow it’s impossible to perfectly time breeding. This will take some good ‘ol fashion romp watchin’ to discern.
What tips would you offer on breeding a cow?