Bringing the Cows Home - Video

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Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby creekdrive » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:59 pm



I'm no professional video camera operator but here is my first attempt at a video. I'm awfully shaky and need to remember to move the camera slower.

It was a two day trip, walked them roughly 2.5 miles the first day. They had feed rolled out waiting for them for the night. Then the next day walked them another 2 or so miles home. They could easily walk the whole distance in one day but sometimes the people on the quads get a little cold so it works out good to have the break in between. The weather was about perfect for walking cows. It was cold enough nothing got heated up but not so cold that it was unbearable. We had more help than usual which let me fool around with the camera more without worrying something might go wrong.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Heck of a herd. Great looking cattle.
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Postby pricefarm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:12 pm

Nice cows. Great video!
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:17 pm

Very impressive. Good job, great herd.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Those are some thick cows, when do you start calving?
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Very nice! Good looking cows. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby creekdrive » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks all! I definitely enjoy being able to fool around with the camera.

There was about 175 head in that group. 24 or so were commercial crossbred cows/bred heifers, the rest are purebred angus.

True Grit Farms wrote:Those are some thick cows, when do you start calving?


They are due to start calving March 24.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:54 am

Great looking cattle as usual...
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Re: Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 am

Great video, and nice herd of cows. They seem like they've made trip a time or two.
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Re: Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby creekdrive » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:59 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Great video, and nice herd of cows. They seem like they've made trip a time or two.


They've actually only been moved that specific route twice (this year & last year). The route we take them home depends on what pieces of land we are using as swath grazing in the fall & early winter. When we change the route or move them in a direction they aren't used to going they will stop & hesitate at times, but they are suckers for grain & all it takes is to drop a little on the ground and they are right back on track following the truck.

Thought I would add a few pictures that I took along with the video:
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Thanks again for the nice compliments.
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Re: Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby tnwalkingred » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:23 am

Awesome video and great pics! Thanks so much for sharing. I wondered how you kept them following the truck but dropping a little feed makes alot of sense. My cattle got out of their pasture and into some soybean fields about a 1/2 mile away once. I took a feed bucket and the side by and side and walked them back home. I really enjoyed watching your cattle. They look like a great herd.
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Re: Bringing the Cows Home - Video

Postby Backbone Ranch » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:41 pm

Love the video and the pictures! The country is beautiful up there. You have a great looking herd!
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