How To Find Cows In Minecraft (Easy Steps)

In the Minecraft game, cows are precious resources of milk and other livestock. However, if you are new to the game, you’ll find that it is difficult to find and attract cows. So, you might be tempted to ask, “how to find cows in Minecraft?“.

Well, you’re in luck because we’re here to answer that question for you. Simply answered, you will find cows by exploring those places which are full of grass and have open places. 

But, there’s more to it than that. You need to have a comprehensive knowledge of cows in order to take advantage of cows in the Minecraft game (that includes Knowing how to find and attract cows to follow you).

Therefore, in case you’re interested to know everything about cows in Minecraft, you should read the discussion till the end.

How To Find Cows In Minecraft?

You can easily find cows in the Minecraft game if you thoroughly look at grassy biomes. Remember, cows are commonly found all over the Minecraft maps excluding the snowy tundra and wooden badlands. That means, wherever there’s grass and enough space for roaming around, there’s bound to be cows. 

So, if you want to find cows in Minecraft (both Java and Bedrock Edition), all you have to do is find some grassy lands and explore them for a while. Now, if you are lucky to find 2 cows (one male and one female), you can make more cows from them by breeding them.

How To Find Cows In Minecraft

Therefore, if you want to find cows in the Minecraft game the first and foremost step would be to find at least 2 cows of opposite genders. And then, you’ll have to give them enough food to eat, and you’ll also have to barricade them by using a fence. Later on, you will notice that these cows are breeding and making calves.

Best Place To Find Cows In Minecraft

The most common places where you can find cows in the Minecraft game are the places where there’s a bunch of grass and open fields for the cows to graze on. However, you can also check the below-mentioned locations to find cows in the quickest way:

●  Villages

Villages are commonly found in the Minecraft game on all sorts of biomes including plains, savanna, taiga, etc. The villages can have different numbers of buildings and structures in them. Also, the features of each village can be different or the same.

Now, when you roam around villages in any biome, you’re bound to find some grassy land around it. And then, if you explore the grassy land, you’ll find some cows roaming around.

●  Jungle Biomes

Jungle Biome is such a type of biome where tall trees and thick forestry are seen. You can find many animals there such as pandas, parrots, ocelots, etc.

In addition to that, you’ll also find some grasslands in the jungle biome. And, that’s where you’ll very often be able to find cows.

●  Plains

Plains are commonly found in grassland biomes with temperate environments. Being one of the most common biomes in the Minecraft world, they are easy to explore and they are also the safest place to roam around. 

Now, if you explore around a plain, you’ll find that there are some bushes of grass in certain places. And, if you explore around these bushes, you’re sure to find some cows grazing in them.

How To Find Cows In Minecraft PE(Pocket Edition)?

In the Minecraft Pocket Edition, you’ll have to explore forest or grassy biomes in order to find cows. However, you won’t find any cows in the rainforest or any snowy biomes. 

Now, if you want to find cows most quickly, we recommend that you explore around the overworld biome. In addition to that, you also can use an alternate method of spawning cows: you can use a cow spawn egg in order to spawn a cow. That way, you won’t have to put much effort into exploring.

But, how can you find a cow spawn egg? Well,  cow spawn eggs are only available in the CREATIVE mode inventory menu. 

However, other than that method, you can also use cheat commands to spawn cow eggs or cows. But, in order to do that, you have to have cheat mode turned on in your Minecraft game. 

How To Find Cows In Minecraft PE

For your convenience, here, we have listed down the commands for spawning cows or cows spawn eggs. 

In the Minecraft Pocket Edition ( version 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, and 1.18.12), you can enter the following code in order to spawn cow eggs:

”  /give @p cow_spawn_egg 1 0  “

Also, if you have the Minecraft Pocket Edition (version 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0 and 1.14.0), you can enter the following code to spawn cows:

”   /give @p spawn_egg 1 11   “


The easiest way to apply the commands is to use the chatbox to write the command, and then, enter it. So, in the Minecraft Pocket Edition, open the chat box by clicking on the CHAT button on the top portion of your skin. 

Then, you can enter the commands we have mentioned above in order to spawn cows or cow eggs.

How To Find Mushroom Cows In Minecraft?

In order to find mushroom cows, you have to go into mushroom islands/mushroom biomes. Now, one thing to note here is that mushroom islands are one of the rarest biomes in the Minecraft world. And, mushroom biomes only spawn around a deep-sea biome.

That’s why, in order to find the mushroom biome/island, you’ll have to take a boat and explore through the sea for a considerable amount of time. Only After doing long explorations, you may find mushroom islands.

However, if you do indeed find a mushroom island for you, you are sure to find some mushroom cows on that island. The mushroom cows are somewhat different from normal cows because they are covered in mushrooms. And, they also have mushrooms growing on their backs as well.

On top of that, mushroom cows do not give milk just as normal cows do. Rather, the mushroom cows will give you “mushroom stew”, which you can eat to increase your health level. Also, mushroom stews are good things to have in store because they give you a huge boost in health when you are setting up a camp and staying there for long.

Related: How To Find Coral Reef In Minecraft (A Complete Guide).

How To Attract Cows In Minecraft? [ 7 Steps In Details]

If you want to be the owner of many cows in the Minecraft game, you’ll have to be clever, and you’ll have to attract multiple cows to be your pets. Also, if you can attract and tame a pair of cows, you will easily be able to breed them and multiply the number of cows in your control. 

That’s why, for your convenience, we have listed down the steps of attracting and taming cows in the Minecraft game:

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  •  First off, you need to understand that cows in the Minecraft game love wheat very much. So, the only way to attract cows to you is to acquire wheat and feed it to them.

Therefore, go ahead and explore the landscape around you to find some wheat seeds.

  • Now, use a hoe to create a farm field where you can grow more wheat by planting the seeds you have acquired. Remember, the plan here is to multiply the number of wheat, so you can tame multiple cows at a time.
  • Next, as you have planted the wheat on the ground, it will take around 2 days in the Minecraft world for the new wheat to grow. So, wait for 2 days.
  • At this point, you’ll have to use your hoe to harvest the wheat you just grew. 
  • Now, find a cow in a grassy landscape and approach it slowly. And, as you go close by, put your wheat in front of the cow. Later on, you’ll see that the cow is starting to eat the wheat you just gave it.
  • Next, you will see that a few heart symbols are appearing around the cow. It means that the cow has started liking you and has been attracted to you. That’s why, from now on, the cow will follow you.

Remember, the cow will only follow you if it sees wheat in your hand. So, we suggest that you keep the wheat equipped in your Hotbar.

  • At last, lure the newly attracted cow(s) into an area that is enclosed by fences. And, as the cow follows you into the fenced area, close the fence and trap the cow.



If you don’t know where to find wheat to feed your cows, you should remember that you can produce wheat by harvesting lots of grasses. But, in order to harvest grasses, you need wheat seeds. So, how can you get wheat seeds? 

Well, it’s easy. Go ahead and hit a bush of grass with a stick or your own hand. As a result, you’ll see that wheat seed has spawned for you to harvest.

How To Spawn Cows In Minecraft?

In order to be able to spawn cows in the Minecraft game, you’ll have to breed at least two cows. In order to do that, you’ll first have to attract a pair of cows and tame them. After that, you can keep 2 cows in a closed space (barricaded by a fence).

How To Spawn Cows In Minecraft

And then, you may have to wait a while so your calf is born. Also, you have to remember as well that calves also need food to grow (and breed later on). Therefore, you have to keep providing the cows with food so they can keep breeding and making more and more calves. 

At last, once you get one or two calves out of two cows, you can repeat the cycle and spawn an unlimited number of cows in the Minecraft game.


The best thing about cows is that they are free livestock and a free source of multiple types of items. That’s why, if you learn to harvest items out of a cow by breeding cows, you will greatly benefit from the Minecraft gameplay.

Now, the caution you should follow in the time of breeding cows is that you will always have to keep the cows in a fenced barricade. Otherwise, the cows will roam around and get lost in the wild. So, be sure to secure your cows by barricading them after you have used them to get milk.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use cows in Minecraft?

Cows are one of the most useful animals in the Minecraft world because they provide you with food and other livestock items such as leather or raw beef. Also, you can transform the raw beef into a steak by burning the raw meat in a furnace. And, that can give a huge boost to your health.

In addition, you can breed cows to multiply their numbers. As a result of that, you can get an infinite amount of food items out of cows. 

What is the common food of cows in Minecraft?

Cows in Minecraft extremely love to eat wheat. Not only that, if you want to attract it to you and tame it, wheat is the best food to give to your cows. However, cows can also eat grass or other leaves as well. But, if you want to feed the cow, you’ll have to feed it wheat.

What is the rarest type of cow in Minecraft?

While normal cows can be of white and black color, the rarest type of cow in the Minecraft game is the Moobloom Cows. This is the type of cow that is yellow and white in appearance and it’s got buttercups on its back. 

And, the specialty of this type of cow is that, whenever they walk, they leave a trail of flowers behind them. Therefore, they are used only for the purpose of showing off.

Can cows attack you?

No, cows are one of the peaceful mobs in the Minecraft game. That’s why you can rest assured that cows will never attack you. Rather, they may do the opposite thing: they may start following you if you give them food. 

What can I get by killing cows?

You can kill the cows in order to get leather or raw beef out of them. More specifically, you might get 1 or 2 leather items and up to 3 raw beef items out of a cow if you kill it. On the other hand,  even if you don’t kill the cow, it can still be useful. You can use an empty bucket to obtain milk out of a cow.

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