The Beulah Petunia Report


There was not a bull with her.

This is NOT the end-all-be-all of the situation, of course. Yesterday was Day 21, but she could be slightly left or right of that by hours, and I am not on site full-time. Did she bellow? How would I know? I am a mile away. If she bellows, a bull is available, pronto, so bellowing need not be extended. HOWEVER. The bull was not with her yesterday evening. I came at feeding time. I stayed for about 45 minutes, longer than necessary to observe. This is our third go-round at a heat exposure. If she’s in heat, the bull will BE THERE, non-stop, he would come to feeding time, keeping up with his woman. You don’t have to wait and look around. I will carry this waiting period through the weekend, well past her complete potential heat cycle. If I don’t see the bull with her all weekend, I believe I can start counting Baby from three weeks ago.

Either way, she’s coming home Monday because I can’t be without my BP another day longer.


  1. Granny Trace says:

    :cowsleep: :chicken: :sheep: :woof: I bet I’d want my cow home too!! :cowsleep: :chicken: :sheepjump: :sheep:
    Granny Trace

  2. Vicki in So. CA says:

    Yay! I’m SO glad she’s coming home on Monday. I think she’s much happier a home with you.

  3. Vicki in So. CA says:

    Sorry… AT home with you.

  4. enjay says:

    So glad to hear that BP will be coming home with you 🙂
    Will GB be staying with the bull for another cycle just to make sure she gets bred? (and to assist with weaning the stubborn girl too)

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      enjay, no, I’m afraid to leave Glory Bee there without BP. I think she will break through the fences and come after mama. Skip has cows in the road a lot, LOL, so I don’t think breaking out is too hard if you want to!

  5. TinaBell says:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Beulah Petunia’s with calf! Glad she’s finally coming home.

  6. Chicken Crossing says:

    Hurry home BP! I think Suzanne misses you! :moo: :moo:

  7. chickenherd says:

    Yay! I’ve missed BP! Even though, you know, I never ACTUALLY see her…

  8. holstein woman says:

    Suzanne, this is so exciting to have her PG and home with the possibility of GB being bred also!!! :cowsleep: :moo:
    I notice in the beef herd (because they are the cattle with the bull all the time) that the cows in hear hang around the bull also, so it isn’t just the bull being close. :hug:

  9. holstein woman says:

    Thats in heat!

  10. Zusiqu says:

    Here’s hoping she is preggers!!

  11. Flowerpower says:

    Beulah Petunia has had a nice little vacation! Fingers crossed but I bet you have a little bun in the oven! Glory Bee wont do without her mama and I wonder if BP will wean her? :happyflower:

  12. alba says:

    I missed her too I hope the bull did his duty…
    can’t wait for the news will we have a baby-shower for BP? what to bring….. 😕

  13. Julia K says:

    I have my fingers crossed in hopes she is pregnant. Good luck.

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