Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Post by 76 Bar » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 pm

I actually had a bear bite into it once.
Count your blessings if it was only once. Had an exposed waterline similar to your situation. Black bears punctured it on a regular basis and caused all manner of grief. :roll:



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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:22 pm

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Never put anything nice in a field with cows
haha! Great video! BTW, you shoot some good footage, keep up the excellent work!
your vid is proof all cows (and bulls) are the same.. gotta try and destroy everything

My buddy who had Hector before me had a heck of a time feeding round bales, hector would be beating the tar out of the bale while it was on the tractor still.

Here's Hector's sire caving in the doors and anything else he could on the old chevy feed truck
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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Post by Hippie Rancher » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:57 pm

Moooooo wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:35 am
I found holes in a water hose in the pasture. Surely a cow can't do that.
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

a SHORT list of the things I have seen cows eat: screen doors, wiring, hoses, tie straps, string, ropes, windshield wipers, seat belts, "chrome" door panel strips (real metal and plastic), weatherstripping, upholstery, blankets, clothes, sleeping bags, tents, bags (paper and plastic, balloons, golf balls, oil bottles, water bottles, plywood, garden plant containers, tupperware, aluminum cans, burlap, tarps (cloth and vinyl), fiberglass gas line markers, fiberglass tool handles, pvc - pe - any kind of plastic pipe, bones, hide, (from other cows, horses, deer, javalina) antlers, asphalt, cement dust, bike tires, innertube, I have one that likes to suck/chew on chain! they can strip a dumped mattress or box spring to the wire and springs in a couple days if it doesn't get picked up. the other day I picked up a 6 foot long piece of bright warning yellow plastic that went over a big powerline guy wire. one of them had chewed the end and drug it a 1/4 mile from the nearest possible pole...

it isn't a feed or mineral deficiency, it is a freaking addiction. they just like to chew stuff. :bang:

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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Post by Nesikep » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:21 am

I have a cow with a plastic deficiency..
If there's a step-in post with no wire on it, she'll pull the insulator off an chew on it..
I use to have a main hot wire along the top of my fence, there's still a few insulators left.. she goes from post to post and pulls them off to chew on them
Heaven forbid she finds a garden hose, I use old hydraulic hose to water them, that fixed that!
She once managed to get the spool of electric fence wire that was 4 ft on the other side of the fence, go go gadget tongue, she chewed up 200 yards of it til it was beyond hope to untangle

She's on the cull list as soon as I have something better to replace her with, she makes nice calves but they ain't paying her habit!
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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Post by greybeard » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:48 am

I've had one chew the plastic sprayer boom nozzles off my spray rig before. Glad she didn't swallow them.
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