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Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 am
by jkwilson
Some of the happiest experiences of my life have involved closing the trailer door behind an animal that made my life harder than it needed to be.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:35 am
by cowgirl8
jkwilson wrote:Some of the happiest experiences of my life have involved closing the trailer door behind an animal that made my life harder than it needed to be.

Lol, we sold a mule once that I had the exact feeling. We all did a dance when he left.
These girls have been culled numerous times to this point. I saw one push through the others but not sure if that is a sellable offence. THey were all moving around just like any other time cows are penned. It wasn't a violent stampede, more like at a concert and people want closer but forget that the people in front have nowhere to go...

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:08 am
by cowgirl8
I'm blaming it on operator error. We had a long narrow pen stuffed full of cows. We actually felt safe packing them in, although had no idea it would happen, that they are very docile girls. And since some are heifers, they don't know the drill yet when it comes to corral work. But its just a experience told in hopes others learn by it.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:18 am
by jedstivers
When are you little people going to learn?
Once again you have had to be but in your place.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:21 am
by callmefence
jedstivers wrote:When are you little people going to learn?
Once again you have had to be but in your place.


Youve become one off the biggest jerks here. It's a crying shame. Why don't you go to ranchers and hug cow poker..

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:23 am
by jedstivers
callmefence wrote:
jedstivers wrote:When are you little people going to learn?
Once again you have had to be but in your place.


Youve become one off the biggest jerks here. It's a crying shame. Why don't you go to ranchers and hug cow poker..

Sorry fence, I don't take well to bs. Take even less to good people being put down by a azz.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:27 am
by callmefence
jedstivers wrote:
callmefence wrote:
jedstivers wrote:When are you little people going to learn?
Once again you have had to be but in your place.


Youve become one off the biggest jerks here. It's a crying shame. Why don't you go to ranchers and hug cow poker..

Sorry fence, I don't take well to bs. Take even less to good people being put down by a azz.


Then be fair about. Nobody here puts down more people for no reason than grit. And cowpoke is a fake. But you'll side with them Ain't like the Jed I know.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:32 am
by Allenw
Some of the craziest cattle I ever dealt with would eat out of the owners hand in the pasture.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:33 am
by callmefence
jedstivers wrote:
callmefence wrote:
jedstivers wrote:When are you little people going to learn?
Once again you have had to be but in your place.


Youve become one off the biggest jerks here. It's a crying shame. Why don't you go to ranchers and hug cow poker..

Sorry fence, I don't take well to bs. Take even less to good people being put down by a azz.


Btw nobody was talked down to till the trolls showed up.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 am
by jedstivers
callmefence wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Youve become one off the biggest jerks here. It's a crying shame. Why don't you go to ranchers and hug cow poker..

Sorry fence, I don't take well to bs. Take even less to good people being put down by a azz.


Then be fair about. Nobody here puts down more people for no reason than grit. And cowpoke is a fake. But you'll side with them Ain't like the Jed I know.

Wth? I didn't take up for grit and who is cowpoke? I dont even see that name.
And yes, people have been talked to bad since cg8 showed up. If you'll notice she has made some post in the past month that she acted decent. I didn't say a thing.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:54 am
by callmefence
jedstivers wrote:
callmefence wrote:
jedstivers wrote:Sorry fence, I don't take well to bs. Take even less to good people being put down by a azz.


Then be fair about. Nobody here puts down more people for no reason than grit. And cowpoke is a fake. But you'll side with them Ain't like the Jed I know.

Wth? I didn't take up for grit and who is cowpoke? I dont even see that name.
And yes, people have been talked to bad since cg8 showed up. If you'll notice she has made some post in the past month that she acted decent. I didn't say a thing.


Okey-dokey... :roll:

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:44 am
by backhoeboogie
cowgirl8 wrote:I'm blaming it on operator error. We had a long narrow pen stuffed full of cows. We actually felt safe packing them in, although had no idea it would happen, that they are very docile girls. And since some are heifers, they don't know the drill yet when it comes to corral work. But its just a experience told in hopes others learn by it.


Just wait until next time.

Facilities make a huge difference.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:48 am
by backhoeboogie
Every time I changed pastures, mine went through the alley. If I give them cubes to gather them up and look them over, they go through the alley.

Most of them couldn't wait to get in the alley.

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:29 am
by pdfangus
I will say that daily checking and even a minimal rotational grazing system do wonders for dispositions and herd sanity.

new guy has been renting the place next to me for about two years now....when his cows came they were tough to deal with.

I worked a few of the young ones last fall in my breeding set up and they calmed down pretty well. he implemented a basic rotational grazing system and moves them every couple of weeks and when I was checking calving cows for him a weekend or two ago I noticed how much calmer the whole herd was....when they got here you could not walk fast enough to walk thru them...now they don't mind me walking all through them...still not pets but the high headedness is gone. I have also taught him to work cattle slowly and quietly and that has made a big difference...and they gather and work much more easily now...

Re: Scary experience

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:03 am
by ALACOWMAN
Herd health do make a difference in them....most --not all---your flighty ones stay thin as rails