Cow Blood?

While I was milking the other evening my brother in law happened to be over.  He noticed a bit of blood on the ground while I was milking Prudence.  He quickly took a picture and texted it to his cousin who works with animals.  She said it looked like she was just finishing her cycle.  Which means that the insemination didn’t work.  We will have to do this again in 18-21 days.  It’s a bummer, but it happens.  I will have to keep a close eye on her to try and make sure I get the timing right for the next insemination.

Until next time.

2 thoughts on “Cow Blood?”

  1. AI is a tricky business at the best of times – we’ve had our vet out to do it, still no luck. The cost wasn’t all that much, but we finally decided a bull was the way to go. We can’t accommodate a bull at our farm, but this year we were fortunate to take the cow to a farm where the fellow who owned the bull was also happy to milk her until he was sure she had been covered. We had the vet come out and ultrasound to confirm at two months.

    1. Yeah, I have a few more straws so we will keep at it and hope we get a pregnancy. I am breeding for mini jersey cows so the availability of bulls is limited. Thanks for the comment.

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