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 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.
This booklet seeks to shed light on the issue by bringing together some basic facts and observations.
PDF: Why cows have horns
From: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Bio-dynamic Association of India (BDAI), The Biodynamic Association UK