Naturally Breeding Your Cow - GrowingRealFood

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.

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