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Handling Cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:26 pm

This may explain why I hear producers who say they would rather take a beating than handle their cattle.

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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:42 pm

Bright Raven wrote:This may explain why I hear producers who say they would rather take a beating than handle their cattle.

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That can’t happen here. Happened one time and we fixed that.
Neighbors Char tore in last week and got his butt whipped. Then he wanted to show his butt. By the time the neighbor got over here with the trailer he had figured out all rearing up in the chute did was cause a severe headache.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:47 pm

I can relate to that picture. I borrowed the SO4 chute from our GCA chapter and had the county extension agent helping - teaching me the proper way to work cows. I shut the gate before the cow had her head through and she went back and up. Then she tipped the chute over sideways on the door side of course. I still have a few problems working calves but we pretty much own the cows anymore.
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby farmerjan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:10 pm

If we had a cow do that, she would NEVER get a second chance thru the chute. I have closed the chute a few times before they had their head all the way through and the most they did was back up and then not want to come forward again.

One thing I have found. We have the chute either permanently "attached" like the one in the barn so there is no way they could ever tip it without tearing down the barn. But for the portable ones, they have a FLOOR in them. The cow cannot tip it if she is standing on the floor. And there are 2 bars over the top at about 1 foot intervals, half way and then closer to the head catch, so they can't go "up". So although she can hit that head catch hard and move the chute forward a bit, she cannot go up and she cannot tip it over. We chain it to a post in the back where it is along a wall or a fence so it can't be lunged forward too much.
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby BRYANT » Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 am

If the shoot was made right that would not have happened.
Shows they don't have to be Brahman to do something stupid, black cows can mess-up also.
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby snoopdog » Wed May 02, 2018 6:19 pm

Cattle will find the weakest link in your system , if not this time , next time . That picture tickles the be nice out of me though , for some reason . Overhead restraint is just as important as any .
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby ClinchValley » Tue May 08, 2018 2:22 pm

Wow.

Watched a video the other day of an exotic type bull jumping what they said was a 7 foot fence. Where there is a will, there is a way i reckon.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 am

Those aren't your pets are they?
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby callmefence » Thu May 10, 2018 9:19 am

They look caught to me. I'd call it a success.
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu May 10, 2018 10:24 am

callmefence wrote:They look caught to me. I'd call it a success.


I'd like to see the video of someone mouthing or ear tagging them.
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Thu May 10, 2018 11:24 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Those aren't your pets are they?


Not mine. I don't think mine would do that if you beat them!
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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby bball » Thu May 10, 2018 12:42 pm

callmefence wrote:They look caught to me. I'd call it a success.


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Re: Handling Cattle

Postby skeeter swatter » Sat May 12, 2018 1:35 pm

Not what you wanna see, but not the biggest deal either. Just back em off, regroup, and get back to work.
Cows is cows, it's up to the handler to be the brains.
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