Bull Behavior

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MoonRanch
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Bull Behavior

Postby MoonRanch » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:38 pm

I'm fairly new to the cattle business. I've got a soon-to-be three year-old bull and I'm looking for explanations to his behavior. Since about January, his behavior has changed from docile to testy. He snorts alot and will somewhat gently headbutt me (I'm not sure if he's playing games or what). Yesterday, though, as I was moving the pasture (strip grazing) he shadowed me most of the way, snorting and pawing the ground (it looked like he was sniffing urine deposits and if so he's probably detecting cows in heat). Since the other animals had moved to the new pasture I decided to attempt to encourage him to follow (this wasn't altogether necessary, I simply wanted to see his reaction). He wouldn't allow me to move to his rear (always keeping me in his sight). When I don't want him to follow, he follows. Any explanations?
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Postby MoonRanch » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:55 pm

Sorry about that. I noticed that my original post was on the newcomers board so I thought I needed to post under another section to field additional replies. Now I know.
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