What is the Heifer Project?

Answer 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 »

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Who opposed the Heifer project?

Several animal rights groups, including The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), are opposed to the Heifer International project. The groups opposing the project, which sends live fa... 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 »