How to Draw a Heifer?

Answer Heifer is the term used to define a cow that is over a year old but has not yet produced any calves. There are no physical differences when drawing a heifer versus a cow as both are made out of the... Read More »

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What is the Heifer Project?

The Heifer Project, or Heifer International, is a charitable organization that provides food, livestock, training and other assistance to individuals and communities suffering from poverty and hung... Read More »

How to Tell if a Cow or Heifer Is Pregnant?

Knowing if a cow or heifer is pregnant can determine your bottom line, and thus is important to your breeding operation. Open cows, or non-pregnant cows, are considered free-loaders because they ge... Read More »

How to Tell when a Cow or Heifer is in Estrus?

Estrus is defined as the period where a female (in this case, a cow or heifer) is receptive to a male (or, the bull). Estrous, on the other hand, is the whole reproductive heat cycle that a female ... Read More »

How to Tell if a Cow or Heifer Has Been Bred?

One of the things that is a part of keeping and breeding cows and heifers is the art and science of telling whether a particular cow or heifer has been bred or "settled" or not.  Though it is not ... Read More »