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Re: Lost one

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:24 pm

That's bad. Did you know if you shoot low and split the lower belly of those black things and spread their innards out behind them it won't kill them but they can no longer fly and will just flail around on the ground and though the others will fly off they will come right back and fight the one that's laying there kicking and screaming which will give you up to two more shots at the bunch before they get wise and fly off? This won't replace the calf but it will make you feel much better for some reason.
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Re: Lost one

Postby BC » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:54 pm

papavillars wrote:So far that is one problem I haven’t had. Do they range all over Texas?

They are in your area. I am less than 100 miles from you and lost a newborn to them about 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Lost one

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:21 pm

The way I keep them from being too much of a problem in our calving herds is I keep all afterbirths picked up. If I see a cow about to shed one, I stay around and take it. I drop them in animal holes or far from our pastures.
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Re: Lost one

Postby Angus86 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Buzzards are not vultures and vultures are not buzzards. What species of bird is everyone talking about? I have black vultures and turkey vultures I have never seen either bother a cow calving. I am thinking you are talking about caracara bird. Looks more hawk like. I have actually never seen them around until a few months ago I saw one fly by nice and low. Haven’t seen one since.
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Re: Lost one

Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:40 pm

Angus86 wrote:Buzzards are not vultures and vultures are not buzzards. What species of bird is everyone talking about? I have black vultures and turkey vultures I have never seen either bother a cow calving. I am thinking you are talking about caracara bird. Looks more hawk like. I have actually never seen them around until a few months ago I saw one fly by nice and low. Haven’t seen one since.


The gist of the conversation is about Mexican Black Vultures, not Caracara. Turkey Vultures won't attack the living.
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Re: Lost one

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:09 am

Southerners call them buzzards. But they are vultures.
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Re: Lost one

Postby hdrockn » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:15 am

Had a new calf yesterday morning. Experienced good momma. Baby was up and was nursing when I found them as I headed out the driveway. About an hour later when we came home the fence was covered with black vultures and the bull and two other cows were charging that way. The momma and new baby had moved to the other end of the pasture. By the time I got out there they were gone. I suspect they were after the placenta....or more. It is the first time I have seen them....lots of turkey vultures around but these were black headed. Kinda scared me after reading about them here.
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