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Hiya so im workin on a small farm an we dont ave a clue how long the gestation period of a British White is, can anybody help?
 

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The average for all breeds is considered 283 days. There is some small differences in breeds but not much. There is more differences in individuals than there is in different breeds.

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Dave":3fcz4wte said:
The average for all breeds is considered 283 days. There is some small differences in breeds but not much. There is more differences in individuals than there is in different breeds.

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Campground Cattle":1hh57m7f said:
Dave":1hh57m7f said:
The average for all breeds is considered 283 days. There is some small differences in breeds but not much. There is more differences in individuals than there is in different breeds.

Dave

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For a quick estimate on when a cow will calve, count back 3 mo, and add 10 days from the day she was bred. It can vary from that date by a few days, but nor normally not more than ten days either way.

ie, Bred today Aug. 24. should calve around June 3.
 

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la4angus":m0gh38m3 said:
Campground Cattle":m0gh38m3 said:
Dave":m0gh38m3 said:
The average for all breeds is considered 283 days. There is some small differences in breeds but not much. There is more differences in individuals than there is in different breeds.

Dave

Correct

For a quick estimate on when a cow will calve, count back 3 mo, and add 10 days from the day she was bred. It can vary from that date by a few days, but nor normally not more than ten days either way.

ie, Bred today Aug. 24. should calve around June 3.

Or you can look at the gestation table on the Cattle Today main site.

dun
 

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Hi, I realize your original question is going on several weeks old, but I thought I'd chime in as I am a British White breeder. As you've already been told, typical gestation is 283 days, and yes, this breed falls within that window, give or take several days before or after, like many catle. I hope your calves hit the ground without difficulty.
 

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