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(User Above) wrote:: Is there any way to preg test a cow other than sticking your arm in her to feel for the fetius?<p><br>Yes. Ultrasound. Your vet may be able to help. Word of caution, will be much more expensive than a plastic sleeve. <p>
(User Above) wrote:: Is there any way to preg test a cow other than sticking your arm in her to feel for the fetius?<p>You can also "bump" a cow. It takes some practice to get good at this. On a cow who is 5 to 6 months bred or more it works. Lots of dairy farmers do this and they get very good at it. Make a fist and hold it against the right side of the cow in the area just in front of the hind leg. Give a several short jabs. If you feel some thing bump of your fist the cow is bred. I learned to do this using cow that I knew were bred and they were well along with a large calf. It takes some practice. You also need gentle cows or a chute. Believe me you can get kicked doing this. Good luck