Most breeds of cattle naturally develop horns, which continue to
grow throughout their lives and contribute to their overall health.
Like our fingers, they represent a cows individuality, and are far
more than simply an appendix to their heads. They are sense organs
which not only have a stream of blood flowing through them, as seen
when one is damaged or removed, but also are connected to the sinus
system of the cow allowing air to also circulate through the bone.
They thus make a subtle but important contribution to the
well-being of the cow and to the quality of her digestion and
metabolism. And, of course, it is the extraordinarily power of the
cows digestive system to build farm fertility that is the reason
that cow manure is so valued. In biodynamics, we thus perceive a
cows horns to be of huge functional and spiritual importance a
perspective that comes naturally in countries such as India