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Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:44 pm
by Nesikep
Hootowl1234 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:55 pm
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am
use mineral oil instead of diesel.. sticks better and they cows won't hate you as much.
my cows hate me anyway,so they get the diesel..and its off-road to .that really sticks in their claw...
Calm handling practices will always lead to more pounds at the sale barn. One fella here I saw even had his cows “happy” when he was artificially inseminating them. I believe he mentioned them having a smile when he was done. From the pictures he posted, they were some bigger cattle, so it must be true
Well, my biggest bull and heifer calf this year are the most laid back of the bunch

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 pm
by MrSmith
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am
use mineral oil instead of diesel.. sticks better and they cows won't hate you as much.
Where do you get bulk mineral oil?
All I found are 1 gallon jugs at TSC for over $15. I did buy one of those to put on the face bullet on the mineral barrel, but would go broke spraying it everywhere.

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:29 pm
by greybeard
Hootowl1234 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:55 pm
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am
use mineral oil instead of diesel.. sticks better and they cows won't hate you as much.
my cows hate me anyway,so they get the diesel..and its off-road to .that really sticks in their claw...
Calm handling practices will always lead to more pounds at the sale barn. One fella here I saw even had his cows “happy” when he was artificially inseminating them. I believe he mentioned them having a smile when he was done. From the pictures he posted, they were some bigger cattle, so it must be true
Happy cows and an equally happy cattle producer no doubt.
Is he the one that also stated he had given unique names for those animals too...said he named them after ladies he knew online?

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 am
by cowrancher75
MrSmith wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 pm
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am
use mineral oil instead of diesel.. sticks better and they cows won't hate you as much.
Where do you get bulk mineral oil?
All I found are 1 gallon jugs at TSC for over $15. I did buy one of those to put on the face bullet on the mineral barrel, but would go broke spraying it everywhere.
if you buy 10 tons you can get it for about 1k/ton

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:14 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
You can "make" your gateway taller by strapping a longer pole to the existing pole.
When mineral oil was suggested, my thoughts were "how expensive will that be". LOL
You might even just let it hang "down" on one side, so they have to go by it, in & out, to get them used to it.

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 pm
by Texas PaPaw
MrSmith wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 pm
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am
use mineral oil instead of diesel.. sticks better and they cows won't hate you as much.
Where do you get bulk mineral oil?
All I found are 1 gallon jugs at TSC for over $15. I did buy one of those to put on the face bullet on the mineral barrel, but would go broke spraying it everywhere.
Can get cooking oil at the dollar store for $6/gal. Works well with insecticide for fly control.

Re: 2 days no water

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:07 am
by 76 Bar
You can "make" your gateway taller by strapping a longer pole to the existing pole.
You might even just let it hang "down" on one side, so they have to go by it, in & out, to get them used to it.
This is exactly what I do. You have to be smarter than the cattle and allow them to get acquainted with the rub on their own terms without pressure or duress. The slower you go the faster they learn to accept and appreciate it. :nod: