Why cows have horns | Biodynamic Association

Why cows have horns

The Alchemists – a film by Frigyes Fogel and Christopher Mann
18th January 2017
Biodynamic Research Newsletter No 5
10th February 2017

There is hardly an animal organ which is so widely discussed as the cow horn. It is both fascinating and disturbing. Many cows no longer have horns because either they have been disbudded as calves or the growth of the horns has been bred out of them.

Before deciding to embark on such an invasive procedure we should surely understand what horns mean for the cow.

FiBL have produced a very informative booklet which looks at the nature of horned animals and the role that horns play.

It can be downloaded from here as a pdf.

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