Sucking/bunk jumping cow

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Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Angus Show Cattle » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:55 pm

I have a show cow that ive show for the past 3 years. Ive had her for her whole life and dont plan on selling her or eating her. She has a habit of jumping through the bunk to graze on the lawn. Last year she also got caught nursing on other cows a few times. We put a weaning nose ring on her and she simply flips it up and continues nursing. I'm afraid she will do it again this year. Im only 15 and my dad has threatened to sell her.
Please help!!!



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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Rafter S » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:31 pm

I know you don't want to hear this, but your dad is right. She needs to go.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Bigfoot » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:39 pm

Daddy knows best.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by slick4591 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:39 pm

You won't get much help here as we'll all agree to get rid of her.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Aaron » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:42 pm

Sell her, take the money and go buy a cow that knows how to be a cow, not a calf.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:46 pm

Sell her and use some of the money to buy a little bottle calf to raise.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Workinonit Farm » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Sell her, or keep her fenced/penned by herself or with steers or weaned calves. If she were mine I'd offload her. I did that a number of years ago with a very nice cow I had, but she had to go. I couldn't have her sucking the other cows, and I didn't have time to fool with putting nose flaps on her.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by ez14. » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:08 pm

Son of Butch wrote:Sell her and buy a puppy.
Wouldn't you like a cute, little, big eyed puppy?
Awww.... all better now?... there you go kitten... now off to bed, sweet dreams.

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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by wbvs58 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:11 am

Angus Show Cattle wrote:I have a show cow that ive show for the past 3 years. Ive had her for her whole life and dont plan on selling her or eating her. She has a habit of jumping through the bunk to graze on the lawn. Last year she also got caught nursing on other cows a few times. We put a weaning nose ring on her and she simply flips it up and continues nursing. I'm afraid she will do it again this year. Im only 15 and my dad has threatened to sell her.
Please help!!!


Has she had a calf or have you tried to get her in calf? If not I would at least try and make her productive.

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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:05 am

I would haul her to the salebarn with you squalling all the way.
It’s a cow it is born to be eaten by something.
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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Supa Dexta » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:42 am

I assume she's a beef cow? Let her try the beef thing, since she cant handle the cow part.

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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Son of Butch » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:48 pm

Angus Show Cattle wrote:I have a show cow that ive show for the past 3 years.
I've had her for her whole life and don't plan on selling her or eating her.
She has a habit of jumping through the bunk to graze on the lawn.
Last year she also got caught nursing on other cows a few times.
I'm only 15 and my dad has threatened to sell her.
Please help!!!

Fake post, by a first time poster.
15 yr olds don't say.... I'm ONLY 15... when I was 15 I already knew it all!
She's your parents cow that they let you play with, you've never had a job to buy her, so your plans don't matter.
No Puppy for you! :)

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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by ez14. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Angus Show Cattle wrote:I have a show cow that ive show for the past 3 years.
I've had her for her whole life and don't plan on selling her or eating her.
She has a habit of jumping through the bunk to graze on the lawn.
Last year she also got caught nursing on other cows a few times.
I'm only 15 and my dad has threatened to sell her.
Please help!!!

Fake post, by a first time poster.
15 yr olds don't say.... I'm ONLY 15... when I was 15 I already knew it all!
She's your parents cow that they let you play with, you've never had a job to buy her, so your plans don't matter.
No Puppy for you! :)

:welcome:
to the boards and looking forward to your next posting under your next new name.
because he/she is 15 they can't have a job? I started working at 14 and I was not the youngest kid in my family to get a job

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Re: Sucking/bunk jumping cow

Post by Son of Butch » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:40 pm

Child labor laws... plus.
Show ring cow the last 3 years = 11 yrs old or less when cow arrived.
people that start working to earn enough to buy a cow by age 12 don't become whining little... only 15 year olds.
That pattern will continue as an excuse until their saying... I'm only 27 ... if habit/excuses aren't broken.

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bunk jumping cow

Post by Angus Show Cattle » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:55 am

How can i keep my show cow from jumping through a bunk? Tips?

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