The Growth of a Cow

By: Alonso and Rivero

Reproductive Cycle

  • Age at Puberty: 4-14 months
  • Duration of Estrus: Range- 10-26 hours; Average- 18 hours
  • Length of Estrous Cycle: Range- 18-24 days; Average- 21 days
  • Length of Gestation: 274 days
  • Time of Breeding Cycle-seasonal: All year long
  • Signs of Estrus: Mounting of other cows, restless, bawling and vulva becomes enlarged

Pregnancy Diagnosis

  • You can know if a cow is pregnant because it'll start getting bigger
  • Methods are palpating and sonogram