They Never Forget the Halter

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Re: They Never Forget the Halter

Postby callmefence » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:37 am

Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:prince...you get time I got a couple id like you to halter break for me.....


Bring them here. I assume they got great show potential. :cboy:
I'm pretty sure it would be a show worth watching
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Re: They Never Forget the Halter

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:58 am

callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:prince...you get time I got a couple id like you to halter break for me.....


Bring them here. I assume they got great show potential. :cboy:
I'm pretty sure it would be a show worth watching


Put her in my facility. Halter her in the chute. Tie the Halter lead to a D3G Cat before we open the chute. (Better get a heavy duty halter). All she could do is beat herself up on the back of a dozer. Lol
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Re: They Never Forget the Halter

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:53 am

Y'all definitely handle your cattle different than we do, and everyone around here thinks our cattle are tame. I'm sure that I can walk up and pet a 1/3 of our cows in the field, but there's not a single calf that I can walk up to and pet. I really need to ride out back and check on the cows, I haven't seen them in a few days. I do like the idea of trying to halter break a couple, might try it this winter when we start feeding hay.
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Re: They Never Forget the Halter

Postby Supa Dexta » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 am

I always have a few calves early in the season that end up friendly. They prob get a little extra attention and head rubs until calving really gets going, and then the rest I can't touch. 95% of my cows I can get close enough to rope, but they may not like it once I do.
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Re: They Never Forget the Halter

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Probably 2/3 of my cows will let me give them a scratch on their butt, a few I can scratch their heads, but I can never touch a calf - until I halter break it. We bring 4 heifers in at a time. Lock them in the barn during the day, out with mom at night, so they don't get weaned. Halter them & work with them for about 2 weeks, then they go out to pasture with mom. Then we bring the next 4 in. They are not quite "show" ready, but at any time in their life, if we need to halter them, they know what it is and don't fight it. Just makes life easier on the farm, and if we decide we do want to show one as a yearling or cow/calf, it doesn't take much to finish them off.
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