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kinda of new

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:03 pm
by austinssteer
Hi I have been reading here for about a month. It all started when my 4 year old son wanted Santa to bring him a baby cow for Christmas. That is all he asked Santa for, so we had to get him one. Christmas morning he got up and Santa had left a bottle, milk replacer, halter, rope, and a note that his baby cow was outside. He went out there and Santa left him a baby cow and built him a little barn to keep warm in. So I needed to start learning more about cattle and found this place. I really enjoy the coffee shop and have learned alot from the other forums. CROWDER FOR PRESIDENT :D ;-)

Re: kinda of new

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:09 pm
by la4angus
austinssteer wrote: I really enjoy the coffee shop and have learned alot from the other forums. CROWDER FOR PRESIDENT :D ;-)
Hey Crowder, now you bribing your wife??

Re: kinda of new

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:03 pm
by Crowderfarms
la4angus wrote:
austinssteer wrote: I really enjoy the coffee shop and have learned alot from the other forums. CROWDER FOR PRESIDENT :D ;-)
Hey Crowder, now you bribing your wife??
I dont know a thing about it LA4.I dont think she has a price. At least one I can afford...

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:24 pm
by Beefy
atta boy, skip the pony phase and move right on to raising cows.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:20 am
by msscamp
Welcome to the boards, austinssteer. Don't mind the yahoo's who answered previously. They are just looking to have a little fun. Lots of good folks here, including the yahoo's, with lots of good information. Come on up to the fire and have a cup of coffee! :)

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:29 am
by austinssteer
Thanks for the welcome MSSCAMP. I dont mind the yahoo's, just trying to make a few friends and learn a little about cattle.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:32 am
by msscamp
You're welcome! You've come to the right place! Might need a thick skin, sometimes, but the information here is top notch and the possibility for making friends is unlimited! ;-)

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:32 am
by Beefy
am i assuming (from your screenname) correctly that you actually got him a steer calf?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:36 am
by msscamp
Beefy wrote:am i assuming (from your screenname) correctly that you actually got him a steer calf?


Ummmmm, maybe I'm missing something here, but is that not what a calf who was banded at birth would be called?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:38 am
by austinssteer
Yes we had it done after we got him. Some people told me he would not be a mean. My son is only four and it is a pet nothing more. He gets up early every morning and feeds him and every afternoon when we get home. He also cleans his pen and like to brush him.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:38 am
by austinssteer
good answer. thats what i thought.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:41 am
by Beefy
msscamp wrote:
Beefy wrote:am i assuming (from your screenname) correctly that you actually got him a steer calf?


Ummmmm, maybe I'm missing something here, but is that not what a calf who was banded at birth would be called?


Maybe I'M missing something since i can't find that tidbit of information anywhere in the post-
maybe if i read it again for the 5th time...

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:48 am
by Beefy
should i have previously known that before i asked?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:48 am
by msscamp
austinssteer wrote:Yes we had it done after we got him. Some people told me he would not be a mean. My son is only four and it is a pet nothing more. He gets up early every morning and feeds him and every afternoon when we get home. He also cleans his pen and like to brush him.


I do not mean to talk down to you nor imply anything, but I would caution you about the degree you let your son interact with this calf. It sounds like you are unfamiliar with cattle and this steer can seriously hurt your son without meaning to. A calf running around and kicking an adult is a bruise, but a calf kicking a 4 year old child is something else entirely. And that does not take into account bunting, or just rough housing on the part of the calf. They are not pets.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:55 am
by austinssteer
I have been around cows before. He is very interested in cows. When I say a pet I mean we will not be eating him. I am always out there with him. It is to see how much he like cows and maybe get more involved with cattle.