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Here is an informative article about breeding homesteading cows with artificial insemination therefore profitably utilizing and increasing the pregnancy rate.
For farmers to get cows to create more milk, they need to be bred. The only ones to do the breeding are female cows. Farmers want cows to do so every year becomes it’s economically manageable. Although cows can start ovulating soon after giving birth, it is recommended for cows to rest at minimum 2 months before trying again. The manner in which to breed extra cows are through Artificial Insemination, in which a specialist gets sperm from a bull or horse, and inserts it inside the female cows.
Artificial insemination is not expensive to do and there are many specialists who can do it. It helps keep the bloodlines of cattle fresh and consistent. Having sperm from a bull or horse in a cow is, of course, creating a half-breed, but it has strong qualities when selling them. To do it, the cows have to be ovulating; signs of that include moodiness, a lack of milk, restlessness, and allowing other cows to climb on one. Some will show the symptoms, but others won’t.
There’s a small time frame to do it, so once it’s detected, the specialist will be called in with straws of sperm. Isolate the cow (or cows) from the rest and keep them in place for the specialist to go in, stick the arm in its rectum, inserts a rod to open the cervix, and inject the semen into the opened uterus. The cows don’t feel the pain and the breeding process is all done.
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