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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

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

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:22 pm
by Nesikep
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?

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

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:21 am
by Nesikep
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!

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:48 am
by greybeard
I've had one chew the plastic sprayer boom nozzles off my spray rig before. Glad she didn't swallow them.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:46 pm
by Ridgefarmer63
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Never put anything nice in a field with cows
I should be ok, I don't have anything nice to put in the field
lol !

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:21 am
by farmerjan
Got the dipstick for the transmission fluid out/off the duetz tractor. Got a new one ordered. D#@%N PIA..... Can't drive up to the one barn as the cows will be all over the truck trying to see what they can find in the back of the ranger pu.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 am
by jschoolcraft86
They've stolen the keys out of my cart (the keys have a hard plastic tag attached that flaps around in the wind) and dropped them like 30 yds away. I was out there for quite awhile looking.

I just discovered last night they've been taking the grease caps off my wire nuts attached to my sprinkler valves and pulled some of the wires loose.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:48 pm
by OleScout
If I leave the tractor and batwing in the pasture the calves like to stand on the clipper.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 am
by CCCowman
OleScout wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:48 pm
If I leave the tractor and batwing in the pasture the calves like to stand on the clipper.
Like this??
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Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:55 am
by greggy
lol...that one is easy.....

Food

And

A big scratching post.....sheep are the same....well, mine are.....

Cars, quads, tractors, trailers all are for same purpose according to my cattle and sheep....

It does not help when in close proximity and you do or have fed them....but is still an interesting big scratching post

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:01 am
by greggy
Bright Raven wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Yes. They associate it with its use as an instrument of feed delivery. Plus. Cows are curious. If curiosity killed the cat, curiosity makes cows a nuisance sometimes.
Yep, some of them much more so than others

I have a bunch of shorted out and half eaten wiring in front of tractor when I had to leave it in paddock holding up some fence

really should not have left side covers off.