Minecraft How To

How To Breed Cows In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to breed cows in Minecraft with our step-by-step instructions and how-to video.

We cover what you need to feed cows to get them to breed, how often you can breed, and how to grow your baby cows faster.

Minecraft cows are a passive mob that is a source of leather, milk, and raw beef.

Breeding Cows Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Breed Cows

Steps To Breed Cows

1. Find Two Cows To Breed

We first need to find two cows to start the breeding process. If you're having trouble finding cows you can summon them with a cheat or use a spawn egg.

Find Two Cows To Breed

We need the cows to remain close to each other, so it's a good idea to build a fence around them.

2. Feed The Cows Wheat

Next, with the cows in close proximity to each other, we need to feed each cow wheat. Select the wheat in your Hotbar and feed each cow separately using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the cow.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the cow.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

After feeding the cows the wheat, you'll notice red hearts appear. This signifies that the cows are entering love mode.

Feed The Cows Wheat

Once the red hearts disappear, a baby cow (calf) will appear. It typically takes about 20 minutes for the baby cow to become an adult. However, you can speed up that process by feeding the calf wheat.

And you must wait 5 minutes before your cows will be able to breed again.

How to breed cows in Minecraft

That's how to breed cows in Minecraft! Minecraft cows are a passive mob that is a source of leather, milk, and raw beef.

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