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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:48 am

We have one of those sheepherder hooks for calves and use it all the time. We can catch the calf and pull it to the jd. gator. Seems like if your up off the ground the cow is not quite as threatened,IMOH. We bought some bred cows that had never had their calves tagged and I would pack the aluminum bat. One homerun swing off the bridge of their nose backed them off.I would say batter batter batter, so my husband would crouch down knowing I was going to swing. Except one. She came at me a second time. and I was caught off guard and popped her over the head. Dropped her plum down on to her side. I thought I had killed her..... That was a terrible feeling. Next year they were fine to tag no problems...

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Postby Shelly » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:57 am

You must've left quite an impression on them! :wink:

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Postby elwapo » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:59 am

I agree that all breeds can have a snorty one. Some breeds are, however, more predispositioned to bad temperment. It is up to the purebred breeders to eliminate those bad genetics. Our straight angus commercial cows have awesome temperment and I have culled purebred gelbvieh cows for bad temperment. It is interesting to note that it has been the black purebred cows culled for bad temperment at a rate of 3:1.

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:20 am

Shelly
1. I'm a BIG girl 8)
2.I can not run after 10 yards there for I am fair game :???:
3. Fear and adrenilin is a nasty combination. :mad:
4. My age, I don't bounce back or up as well as I use too. :oops:
5. Always wanted to play major league baseball. :wink:

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Postby Juan » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:25 am

While feeding this morning something kept going through my head;a modern day C. Russell type picture.Would it be someone crawling under a pickup witha sheep crook to snare a calf while a snotty-nosed old black devil waited for a chance to stomp your a**or would it be someone impaled on the end of a like device that had stuck in the ground while while trying to catch a calf over the handlebars of a 4wheeler?Endless posibilities!
Thought also I would love to have Denny with me so he could enjoy a realy beautiful herd of gentle Herefords.It would be a wonderful experience for you Denny and could also help with you anger management.LOL
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Postby Soapweed » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:44 am

I have got to agree with you on that one, Juan. There is nothing prettier than a herd of Hereford cattle in a pastoral setting. The other breeds just don't compare in scenic beauty. Herefords will probably be the breed of choice in Heaven, because they are prettier, and the problems that go with the breed will not follow them up There. They will look mighty good in those surroundings, standing in stirrup tall grass, and drinking the cool blue water from the streams flowing down out of the mountains. :-)

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Postby Juan » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:23 pm

Cheeze Soapweed I can hardly wait to get there.Hope my old dogs and horses will be there also.
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Postby Cal » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:16 pm

Soapweed wrote:I have got to agree with you on that one, Juan. There is nothing prettier than a herd of Hereford cattle in a pastoral setting. The other breeds just don't compare in scenic beauty. Herefords will probably be the breed of choice in Heaven, because they are prettier, and the problems that go with the breed will not follow them up There. They will look mighty good in those surroundings, standing in stirrup tall grass, and drinking the cool blue water from the streams flowing down out of the mountains. :-)


And I hope my 4 wheeler and little bo peep hook are there to run 'em down and catch 'em. :D

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Postby the real jake » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:53 pm

Perspectives, I guess. You suppose we would have ever had a Charlie Russel, if you had your way Cal? lol

It's one of those deals that if you have to explain it to someone they probably won't understand. :P :!: :wink:


You asked for it.

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Postby Cal » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:33 pm

Jake, was he one of the early Hells Angels? lol

You getting close to calving yet? Our old girls are giving us one last Hurrah before they slow down in this wind and wet snow. First time we needed tire chains and 4WD on the pickups to get around in the last couple years. Not complaining, just enjoying!

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Postby Denny » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:15 pm

Juan wrote:While feeding this morning something kept going through my head;a modern day C. Russell type picture.Would it be someone crawling under a pickup witha sheep crook to snare a calf while a snotty-nosed old black devil waited for a chance to stomp your a**or would it be someone impaled on the end of a like device that had stuck in the ground while while trying to catch a calf over the handlebars of a 4wheeler?Endless posibilities!
Thought also I would love to have Denny with me so he could enjoy a realy beautiful herd of gentle Herefords.It would be a wonderful experience for you Denny and could also help with you anger management.LOL


Why would I need anger management I am oh so happy :D :D :D

I agree that they are good to look at but so was my ex-wife but she had red hair to...

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Postby 3words » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:23 pm

As you said Denny,no thanks damn farmer cows.......

Is my life worth 10-20 cents a # no but I will have the money plus the extra #s and not the aggrivation that black baldy was probaly discusted with the hereford in her and took it out on me..
I am more then willing to keep those damn farmer cows,as you so put it,and not worry about getting hurt.You can keep your range cows,and have another incident like you had yesterday.I do agree with you that black calves do sell higher,but for you getting more pounds from your blacks,then i do from my hereford+simm cross cows.Those blacks of yours,must be pretty impressive cows!!Sold my calves in the middle of october,no creep feed,sold them right off the cows.Looked in my records,and the steers averaged 734 pounds,and the heifers averaged 698 pounds.I kept some of the bigger heifers for replacements,or the heifers would have averaged even higher.Herefords aren't the same breed,they were 20 years ago.They only got better!!So if my herefords are disqusted,that they have hereford in them.They are sure showing it poorly,by the calves they are weaning!!


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