Head Butt in the Hinder

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Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:40 am

Was bent over working on a feed wagon pto yesterday when I got head butted in the be nice. Thought it was a pet cow. Turned around and the big bull was right there... :shock: Picked up a small rock and pegged him in the top of the head. He moved back a couple feet and then pushed on the wagon to show how tough he is. Have a rocky farm, but still may be time to get a replacement.
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Lazy M » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:59 am

Sounds like he may be getting too friendly for your own good
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby greybeard » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:15 am

Your mistake was using the small rock...didn't make a big enough impression on him. get the biggest one you can throw next time.
I have a few cows that will ease up on me if I'm working on something and not paying attention to my surroundings, and have had to pick up a shovel or heavy stick & give em a good stout reminder of which is my space and which is theirs... if they don't actually hurt you with their head, they'll make you hurt yourself just from suddenly finding them that close..
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby callmefence » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:27 pm

Have you filed sexual harassment complaints yet??
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:45 pm

greybeard wrote:Your mistake was using the small rock...didn't make a big enough impression on him. get the biggest one you can throw next time.


I was under some pressure so I just grabbed the closest rock. :cowboy:
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:44 pm

Each one is different,,sometimes if you don't make a believer out of them, they will you...I've bent stuff over their heads and they just stand there,snort and shake their heads.. While others,, a light tap will send them running..
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby 1982vett » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:53 pm

I was tagging calves a couple weeks ago. Was inside the lot fence a few feet with a calf between my legs just about to put the tag in when a cow managed to get her head through the pipe fence and laid me out..... :lol: I think we were both surprised but she stood on the other side of the fence looking pleased with her work.
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby dun » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:04 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:Each one is different,,sometimes if you don't make a believer out of them, they will you...I've bent stuff over their heads and they just stand there,snort and shake their heads.. While others,, a light tap will send them running..

Our old bull was pushing on a gate one day and my wife snapped him on the nose with her finger. From that day on he couldn;t stay far enough away from her. Hilarious to see a 1800 lb bull terrified of a 110 pound 5 foot tall woman.
Back to he situation at hand, I would ship him in a heart beat
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Ship him because he didnt keep his head up and left his be nice exposed to push on? Hardly the bulls fault, he was just investigating.

Rule #1 - dont turn your back on a bull... He broke the rules, not the bull.
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:17 pm

Supa Dexta wrote:Ship him because he didnt keep his head up and left his be nice exposed to push on? Hardly the bulls fault, he was just investigating.

Rule #1 - dont turn your back on a bull... He broke the rules, not the bull.

I agree, but if there is going to be contact, my boys better understand that I am the one who will initiate said contact. I expect mine to not come right up to me in the pasture. They don't take off, (I can walk up to them and halter most) but I expect them to be respectful of my space and keep there nose off the ground.
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Re: Head Butt in the Hinder

Postby Nesikep » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:19 am

Their nose is sensitive.. a whack on the nose is at least as effective as a rock on the head.. as Dun said.
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