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.