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Post by HDRider » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:09 am

What makes cows want to tussle? I understand establishing the pecking order, and dominance.

I have a group of 30 or so cows that have been together four years. I go down to move them this morning and two sets of cows are tussling pretty good. Two ongoing fights.


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Re: Tussle

Post by TCRanch » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:51 am

Hormones, usually right before & after they calve but some will get feisty when they're in heat. As you already know, dominance/pecking order. If a cow is sick or lame she's a prime target, especially if she has a high ranking status.

I've also noticed my girls get fired up right before or during bad weather.

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Re: Tussle

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:54 am

Moving to new grass seems to excite them and incite violence.
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Re: Tussle

Post by callmefence » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:15 pm

They live by different rules than humans.
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Re: Tussle

Post by cowgirl8 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:10 pm

I've found open cows will tussle with bred cows, or maybe visa versa... they also get into groups of haves and have nots...
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Re: Tussle

Post by Dave » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:25 pm

What else do you have to do if you are a cow? Eat, sleep, and kick your neighbor's butt.

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Re: Tussle

Post by HDRider » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:02 pm

It was just odd today. I have seen a couple tussle maybe twice. Today two groups just would not stop going at it.
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Re: Tussle

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:37 pm

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It was just odd today. I have seen a couple tussle maybe twice. Today two groups just would not stop going at it.
Got the same problem in Portland right now.
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Re: Tussle

Post by TCRanch » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:52 pm

HDRider wrote:
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It was just odd today. I have seen a couple tussle maybe twice. Today two groups just would not stop going at it.
These girls fought for 3 days straight. 3 year age difference but pound for pound it was a fair fight. The white face had a noticeable limp and the baldie ended up with a nasty gash on her forehead. Have no clue what prompted it or who eventually won. It happens.
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Re: Tussle

Post by HDRider » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:37 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:37 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:02 pm
It was just odd today. I have seen a couple tussle maybe twice. Today two groups just would not stop going at it.
Got the same problem in Portland right now.
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Re: Tussle

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:38 am

Yes but Red Cows Rule.
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Re: Tussle

Post by HDRider » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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Yes but Red Cows Rule.
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Re: Tussle

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 am

HDRider wrote:
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Re: Tussle

Post by HDRider » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:34 am

Everyone was in a better mood this morning.
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Re: Tussle

Post by Nesikep » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:24 pm

Some cows just CAN'T STAND certain other cows, they definitely have their friends and foes..
I have a pair of them right now, Kama (Goddess of love) and Durga (Goddess of war).. they fight every chance they get and they're really serious about it.
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