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Strays again

Post by snoopdog » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:15 pm

I am beside myself, i have walked the fences in the woods , and nothing down, talked to the neighbors, nobody is missing stock, and I have 2 more gdm heifers! I do not want them, my herd has been a closed herd, all raised in one place. Calling the sheriff again tomorrow.


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Re: Strays again

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:23 pm

I’ll take em.
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Re: Strays again

Post by 5S Cattle » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:55 pm

That’s a helluva problem to have

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Re: Strays again

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:18 pm

If prices are as bad as here probably cheaper to drop off at the neighbors.
Dang near have to pay the salebarn to take one here.
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Re: Strays again

Post by snoopdog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:08 am

We are at our stocking limit or a little above, short on good hay. If I can get them up, I'll separate them, bring them to the home place where I have a little grass, and hold them. It's 7bucks a day to keep them in Ok, so if someone ever comes forward, there's the bill. I just don't get it, how they are getting in, is what bothers me the most I guess.
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Re: Strays again

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:32 am

snoopdog wrote:We are at our stocking limit or a little above, short on good hay. If I can get them up, I'll separate them, bring them to the home place where I have a little grass, and hold them. It's 7bucks a day to keep them in Ok, so if someone ever comes forward, there's the bill. I just don't get it, how they are getting in, is what bothers me the most I guess.


The how is an intriguing question but so is the why. What does your pasture have to offer that they can’t find on the outside? Water? Companionship of the herd? Hay?
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Re: Strays again

Post by Cdcollett » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:25 am

Seems like you should call your brand inspector. They may not inforce the rate you suggest above since that seems to be around $210 per month but they can probably get them off your property.

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Re: Strays again

Post by callmefence » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
snoopdog wrote:We are at our stocking limit or a little above, short on good hay. If I can get them up, I'll separate them, bring them to the home place where I have a little grass, and hold them. It's 7bucks a day to keep them in Ok, so if someone ever comes forward, there's the bill. I just don't get it, how they are getting in, is what bothers me the most I guess.


The how is an intriguing question but so is the why. What does your pasture have to offer that they can’t find on the outside? Water? Companionship of the herd? Hay?


Depending on thier age,. Mama or sex.

Take a deep breath Snoop. Someday you'll have some roam. I've got a nieghors bull on me right now. Letting him leave him in until things dry up some. Gave him a gate key so he don't have to bother me..lol
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Re: Strays again

Post by backhoeboogie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:05 am

The lady that works at the dog kennel place kept stopping and putting my neighbor's cows in my pasture. I put a lock on the gate. Then she wanted to know how to get them out of the road. I told her to call the sheriff I didn't want anything on my winter wheat.

Then someone runs thru your fence and drives off. You get a call that your cows are out and you assume it is the neighbors again. Bad deal.
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Re: Strays again

Post by callmefence » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:12 am

backhoeboogie wrote:The lady that works at the dog kennel place kept stopping and putting my neighbor's cows in my pasture. I put a lock on the gate. Then she wanted to know how to get them out of the road. I told her to call the sheriff I didn't want anything on my winter wheat.



Then someone runs thru your fence and drives off. You get a call that your cows are out and you assume it is the neighbors again. Bad deal.



Lol
True story

Last year I watched two nieghors. Gary who has a registered brangus herd on a couple hundred acres. His bull had been on me earlier btw. Anyway Charlie's bull gets over on Gary. Charlie never gets a call, drives buy and sees his bull in Garys
Pens. Calls him up. Gary says I've got a closed herd, I can't be having any old bull over here. I've called the sherrif and you'll have to deal with them. So he did.
Sheriff came out , boarding fees where charged etc...

Bout a month later guess what happened.... :nod: yep the worm turned.
Only difference is when Gary and a deputy showed up to get his bull . Charlie points to pasture of about 3 sections and says.. he's out there somewheres. Y'all close the gates when your done...... :hat:
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Re: Strays again

Post by snoopdog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:55 pm

callmefence wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
snoopdog wrote:We are at our stocking limit or a little above, short on good hay. If I can get them up, I'll separate them, bring them to the home place where I have a little grass, and hold them. It's 7bucks a day to keep them in Ok, so if someone ever comes forward, there's the bill. I just don't get it, how they are getting in, is what bothers me the most I guess.


The how is an intriguing question but so is the why. What does your pasture have to offer that they can’t find on the outside? Water? Companionship of the herd? Hay?


Depending on thier age,. Mama or sex.

Take a deep breath Snoop. Someday you'll have some roam. I've got a nieghors bull on me right now. Letting him leave him in until things dry up some. Gave him a gate key so he don't have to bother me..lol
I know it's a double edged sword fence, we have had the same neighbors forever on the lease place, all good people who would do as you are doing. Same here. I will work with anyone, If I just knew who to work with.
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Re: Strays again

Post by Dave » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:16 pm

It happens here all the time. And I do mean all the time. But cattle are all branded so it is easy to figure out the owner. No one get excited about it because next time it will be you. Late summer and into the fall cows would regularly come walking down the county road in front of my place. Some turn into my driveway. Water or grass drying up and they head for home. There is a cattle guard in the road about 2 miles down from me. That stops the cows and whoever owns them will come retrieve them.

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Re: Strays again

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:30 pm

As my old uncle used to say “ if you want your cows to stay home feed em”.
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Re: Strays again

Post by M-5 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:58 pm

I have 2 dam miniature ponies in one of my fields for last 2 months. Lady that owns them had back surgery and is unable to fix her fence or come get them . Hopefully they will be gone soon
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Re: Strays again

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:01 pm

M-5 wrote:I have 2 dam miniature ponies in one of my fields for last 2 months. Lady that owns them had back surgery and is unable to fix her fence or come get them . Hopefully they will be gone soon


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