- Feb 11, 2005
- Reaction score
- northern Nebraska Sandhills
Moving cattle to new pasture on the other side of Clubhouse Lake
One suck before the trek starts
A couple bulls acting like teen-aged boys
Doing the job myself while the rest of the crew is working on hay machinery. By "cheating" and using the Ranger,
I am able to pick up the four salt bunks in the same operation.
They are ambling in the right direction, so it doesn't matter where I am stationed.
Stringing along with no persuasion from the rear
At the gate ready to enter
The open gate
My waiting steed
They are about ready to come through. I will be too busy trying to get a count to take a picture of this part of the deal.
A couple straggler bulls
The last cow and calf to trail through the gate
Cattle on the other side of the lake on new grass
The last ones
Trying to keep her tail dry. I had to go around through a couple other gates with the Ranger to put out the salt bunks
and refill them with salt and mineral.
Cow and calf
No matter what method is used to move cattle, whether using horses, four-wheelers or dogs, gentleness and ease can be used.
I very much dislike the term "chase" when it comes to herding cattle. Maybe in a timed event at a rodeo, "chasing" is permitted,
but it arouses my ire in real life working situations. There, that is off my chest. :wink: