Longhorn gestation

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I am new at raising longhorns and would like to know how long the gestation period is, and how soon after they have calf, do they come into estress?

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The average gestation period for cattle is 283 days. Some breeds don't take so long, others take longer a few days longer. Several things affect how soon she cycles after calving. If she is a first calf heifer, she may take longer to cycle than a mature cow, if she's in poor body condition, if she had a difficult time having the calf. So it's hard to say how long before she cycles. Generally, we like to see our cows cycling 35-45 days after they calve.

> I am new at raising longhorns and
> would like to know how long the
> gestation period is, and how soon
> after they have calf, do they come
> into estress?

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>What about Brahman cattle, same period, what about a bull(brahman of course) Thanks

The average gestation period for
> cattle is 283 days. Some breeds
> don't take so long, others take
> longer a few days longer. Several
> things affect how soon she cycles
> after calving. If she is a first
> calf heifer, she may take longer
> to cycle than a mature cow, if
> she's in poor body condition, if
> she had a difficult time having
> the calf. So it's hard to say how
> long before she cycles. Generally,
> we like to see our cows cycling
> 35-45 days after they calve.

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