NOW - if we were roping Teddy :twisted: and Jane :twisted: :twisted: I could easily understand the 'CUT' routine - maybe even 'PASTE' thrown in for good measure! But - - the ears? :???: - - yeah, on second thought - why not? The ears, too! Might get their attention - BIG TIME! :roll:Faster horses said:Roped cow elk and cut off their ears?
I can see that they might enjoy the challenge of roping an elk, but why did they have to inflict pain for no reason?
That isn't my idea of a good hand.
Bward - Your post here is another example of what I regard as good Herd Management! Good land, Good Cattle and Good Herd Management - a winning combination for success in your BUSINESS!Bward said:They have excellent and long memories. If treated right at a young age they grow up respectful and good natured for a lifetime. They are not as forgiving as a Herford. You screw up and they will remember it forever.
I once took three heifers to a heifer show in Red Deer Alberta. These had been in the feedlot and had not been handled. Once at the show I made my way into the pen and started brushing them. In less than three days I had won them over... I couldn't beleive it. I still have two of those cows and they are now 9 years old. I can't walk out into the pasture without them pestering me for a scratch.
I now have a dozen girls who ask for scratching all learned from them watching the others.
So yes it does depend on early handling. And while the cows are bugging me and clinging, their calves are taking it all in and getting closer and closer, reducing their flight zone. It all adds up in the disposition of the herd.