How to make a Cow Farm in Minecraft
Written By Tabish
To build a Cow Farm in Minecraft is simple. All you need is a few fences, two cows and some wheat to lure them and feed them. If you want to learn how to build a large Cow Farm, continue reading.
Why build a cow farm in Minecraft?
Building a cow farm can be helpful. You can gain experience points by feeding, breeding as well as killing them. The best part is they do not attack you. You can also get milk from them. When you drink milk, it removed any status effect you have. For example, when you kill a Raider Banner Man, you get a status effect where more raiders spawn and try to kill you. Drinking milk will remove that effect. Lastly, killing cows gives you leather and beef as loot. Cooked Beef or Streak is the best food source in Minecraft.
How to build a Cow Farm in Minecraft?
Step 1: Choose a location
The first thing you need to do is choose a suitable location for your cow farm. It's important to choose a location that is easily accessible, as you'll be going back and forth between your farm and your base often. The location should also be relatively flat, as this will make it easier to build.
Step 2: Build a Fence
Once you've chosen a location for your cow farm, you need to build a fence around it. This will prevent your cows from escaping and wandering off. To build a fence, you'll need to gather some wood and craft it into fence posts. You can then place the fence posts in a line to create a fence.
Step 3: Add a Gate
Once you've built your fence, you need to add a gate to it. This will allow you to enter and exit your cow farm easily. To build a gate, you'll need to gather some more wood and craft it into a gate.
Step 4: Add Water
Cows need water to survive, so you'll need to add a water source to your cow farm. You can do this by placing a water bucket near the fence or wall.
Step 5: Add Wheat
Cows can be lured with wheat, so you'll want to add some wheat to your cow farm. You can plant wheat seeds on tilled soil and wait for them to grow, or you can use bone meal to make them grow faster.
Step 6: Find cows and lure them
If the cows don't automatically find their way into your fence and gate, it's time to venture out and bring them in. To do this, you'll need to find some cows in the game. Cows can be found in most biomes, but they're most commonly found in plains and forests. Hold wheat in your hand ingame when you are near a cow. This will draw the cow(s) near you. At this point, you must walk backwards to your cow farm location. It is important to keep the cows interested in the wheat you are holding, if you walk away too far or fast they will lose interest. So make sure you stay close to them while walking backwards to your cow farm. Once you are on the farm, close the fence. If you got 2 cows you are all set, if you have just one cow, try to build a smaller fence around it so it doesnt escape while you are bringing in another cow. Now repeat the same process to bring in another cow.
Step 7: Breed the Cows
Once you have set up your cow farm, you can start breeding the cows to increase their numbers. To breed cows, you will need to feed them wheat. After they have been fed, they will enter love mode and start breeding. After a short time, a baby cow will be born. You can repeat this process to increase the size of your cow farm.
Step 8: Build a Barn/Shelter
Next, you will need to build a shelter for your cows to keep them safe from hostile mobs and bad weather. You can build a simple shelter using wooden planks or other materials such as cobblestone or brick. The shelter should be large enough to accommodate all of your cows and should have a roof to protect them from the rain.
Step 9: Milk the Cows
Once your cows have grown up, you can start milking them for milk. To do this, you'll need an empty bucket. Simply right-click on a cow with an empty bucket to collect its milk.
Step 10: Get Beef from Cows
Each cow will drop up to two pieces of leather and up to three beef. Remember to only kill up to 50% of the cows. Breeding the remaining 50% of the cows will get the population back to 100% after 25min (IRL time) of feeding + waiting. Breeding ten pairs of cows will result in a total of 10 calves. Once they grow up, you will have 15 pairs of cows.
Step 11: Add Torches
Torches can be used to light up your cow farm and prevent mobs from spawning. Place torches around the perimeter of your cow farm to keep it well-lit.
Note: You should consider increasing the fenced area to breed more cows. Only break the existing fence after placing the new ones around it. The cows will escape if you forget this step. Feeding cows require wheat. As a result, you will have to build a wheat farm. Let us look at how to build a wheat farm.
How to build a Wheat farm in Minecraft?
Building a wheat farm in Minecraft is simple. First, you must find some wheat seeds. You can get them by harvesting some wild wheat crops growing in grasslands. Gather at least three wheat seeds. In the Grassland Biome, find a flat plane with direct sunlight. Dig a one block deep hole and fill it with water. Use a hoe on blocks adjacent to the water block and plant wheat seeds on it.
Once the light brown dirt block turns into a dark brown dirt block, it will activate the seed growing process. Sometimes it will take minutes, hours or days for the crop to grow. Using a Bone meal on the planted seeds will speed up the process. Once the green colour from the crop disappears, it is ready for harvest. Harvesting a single wheat crop will drop one wheat and up to three seeds. You now have a small wheat farm.
To make a big wheat farm, we will use the same design. A single water block can hydrate four blocks in any direction. Based on this, you can build a farm of Nine By Nine blocks, where the centre block is water. As a result, you can plant 80 wheat seeds at once. You will get 80 wheat and at least 80-120 wheat seeds.
Using this method, one can breed 80 cows at a given time. These 80 cows will deliver 40 calves. Based on these stats, one can kill 40 cows whenever they want. However, one can choose to make multiple wheat farms, each delivering 80 wheat on the harvest.