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Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:54 pm
by Moooooo
A tenant has put 17 cattle on my farm. The other day, I took my tractor to the pasture to put something on the burn pile, using forks mounted to the front end loader. The cattle were very happy to see the tractor. They got in the way and crowded around it, smelling the forks and so on. I had to poke one of them with the forks to get her to move, and she took her time about it.

I am wondering why cattle would love a tractor so much. Maybe the tenant used a tractor to feed them?

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:57 pm
by Bright Raven
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.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:43 pm
by Silver
Hungry?

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:55 pm
by Moooooo
They also like the burn pile, while it's burning.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 pm
by Nesikep
Never put anything nice in a field with cows

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 pm
by Dave
I have a friend who was dragging a pasture with an old 8N. Went in to the house to grab a sandwich. Tractor not more than 40 feet from the house. Not a cow in sight. After he got done eating he went back out to finish dragging the field. Not a single spark plug wire left on the tractor and once again not a cow in sight. You got to watch them cows. They will steal your battery and tires too if given a chance.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:43 pm
by CreekAngus
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 pm
I have a friend who was dragging a pasture with an old 8N. Went in to the house to grab a sandwich. Tractor not more than 40 feet from the house. Not a cow in sight. After he got done eating he went back out to finish dragging the field. Not a single spark plug wire left on the tractor and once again not a cow in sight. You got to watch them cows. They will steal your battery and tires too if given a chance.
But it was a diesel.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:01 am
by Son of Butch
Quit using Licorice covered wires... cows will go straight for them every time. :)

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

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

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:47 am
by Stocker Steve
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 pm
I have a friend who was dragging a pasture with an old 8N. Went in to the house to grab a sandwich. Tractor not more than 40 feet from the house. Not a cow in sight. After he got done eating he went back out to finish dragging the field. Not a single spark plug wire left on the tractor and once again not a cow in sight. You got to watch them cows. They will steal your battery and tires too if given a chance.
This is one of the reasons I drive Chevy. :nod:

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 pm
by JW IN VA
When I was a teen I had a 1968 Ford Mustang I was very proud of.At that time we had free range hogs who self fed in a field of corn we raised for that purpose each fall.Guess where they always seemed to go rub after rolling in a mud hole?

:bang:

Once had key pulled out of a tractor by calves overnight.Never found the key,either.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:06 pm
by JW IN VA
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.
If you have any black bear in your area they can and will.My water line from my spring runs on top of the ground for the first 200 feet through the woods.I actually had a bear bite into it once.My son had one bite into the seat on his four wheeler while it was parked in the woods one day when he was hunting a couple years back.

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:47 pm
by ALACOWMAN
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

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:05 pm
by Brookhill Angus
Moooooo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:54 pm
A tenant has put 17 cattle on my farm. The other day, I took my tractor to the pasture to put something on the burn pile, using forks mounted to the front end loader. The cattle were very happy to see the tractor. They got in the way and crowded around it, smelling the forks and so on. I had to poke one of them with the forks to get her to move, and she took her time about it.

I am wondering why cattle would love a tractor so much. Maybe the tenant used a tractor to feed them?
Is this what you are talking about?

http://bit.ly/2FPwvwr

Re: Why do Cattle Love my Tractor?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:07 pm
by Brookhill Angus
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!