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theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:50 pm
by dieselbeef
soooo this yr I have a really really nice steer..flightiest craziest one yet...if yer even in the backyard he bolts as far as he can..tried for a cpl weeks to catch him just gave up...opportunity came and caught him to wean...locked him in the front pasture...its red top field fenced...he smashed it down til he got over it trying to get to his momma..ran around the yard about midnight cuz the dog woke me barking...and there he was..saw me and crashed thru the fence where his momma was..hes a solid 500 lber..id keep him but hes crazier then a sprayed roach..im gonna try locking his momma in the front of the stock trailer and see if he will go in there ..ill haul em both to the market and then bring her back....this one is really testing me..he wont come to feed..knows what those pens are about...cant run him in there for nothin...hes over 6 mos now and want him offa his momma asap....theres always one in the bunch....

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:13 pm
by cowgal604
dieselbeef wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:50 pm
soooo this yr I have a really really nice steer..flightiest craziest one yet...if yer even in the backyard he bolts as far as he can..tried for a cpl weeks to catch him just gave up...opportunity came and caught him to wean...locked him in the front pasture...its red top field fenced...he smashed it down til he got over it trying to get to his momma..ran around the yard about midnight cuz the dog woke me barking...and there he was..saw me and crashed thru the fence where his momma was..hes a solid 500 lber..id keep him but hes crazier then a sprayed roach..im gonna try locking his momma in the front of the stock trailer and see if he will go in there ..ill haul em both to the market and then bring her back....this one is really testing me..he wont come to feed..knows what those pens are about...cant run him in there for nothin...hes over 6 mos now and want him offa his momma asap....theres always one in the bunch....
May the odds be ever in your favour. Ive had one just like him. I named him El Chapo. The day he was born he looked at me once and fled. Took me an entire day to find him.

I think you have a good plan. But I feel bad for whoever buys him on the other end :lol:

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:05 pm
by farmerjan
Had a heifer like that on one of my quietest, calmest cows. Just as nutty as a fruitcake. See you and go the other way even if you weren't getting close. She came in the pen one day with the group when I was graining them some to teach the calves to come in. Took her and the momma to the barn lot, and 2 days later she went on the trailer and the cow came back to the pasture. Have had 2 more perfectly fine calves since.... Don't know what it was, but I'd swear she was part deer instead of bovine......

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm
by bird dog
I had one that would jump in the pond as soon as she saw me. When I approached the pond, she would swim to the other side.
Pretty smart huh?

Made a mistake of walking into the pens with her mother one day. I had to drive 30 miles to get a trailer but it was worth it. She spent the next two nights in it until I could get her to the sale.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:04 pm
by 1982vett
Always a relief when problems like that leave the place. Hopefully another one won’t step up in its place. πŸ˜€

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:54 pm
by Redgully
I remember one murray grey bull calf i had, could never catch him to get a ring on and as smart as anything i owned. I reckon he could out run a thoroughbred. Couldn't out run a bullet though, about the worst meat i every ate. Dogs got most of it.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:10 am
by dieselbeef
well momma been in the pens since yesterday..both of em bawling like crazy..but he wont go near those gates...I got til 5 tonite...then the market closes....dangit..need this pos gone

Re: theres always one

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:00 pm
by TCRanch
Veal.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:47 pm
by snoopdog
Rompum

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:15 am
by dieselbeef
so I got him in the small pasture..wont go in..goes right to it but not in...so I gave up about 1 am....periodically checking..anways..got the mule out and started running him. after about a half hr he ran into a corner and I rammed him with the mule..missed him with the rope..he broke the corner down and went into the calf pasture..i jumped the fence..he walked right to his momma and stood next to her in the pens..she was on the other side .I shut the gate and hrs later he was on the trlr...man did that feel good....I don't care what he brings even..but he was a stout little fella..hated to ship him but cant have him disrupting the entire herd

Re: theres always one

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:41 pm
by damengineer
Glad you got him out of your herd. You are lucky you can work like that. In my case with having to use a 4 wheeler as a wheelchair, my wife & I both have bad knees and she has to do the hard stuff. I would have had to shoot him and use him for coyote bait. Since we have a Cougar sighted here and I believe I lost a 400lb calf to it 2 months ago, I might have been worth more than at the sale.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:55 pm
by bird dog
""Since we have a Cougar sighted here"""

Uh oh. You ain't in North East TX are you? We do have a resident cougar expert that occasionally posts.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:36 pm
by jschoolcraft86
dieselbeef wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:15 am
and I rammed him with the mule..missed him with the rope..he broke the corner down and went into the calf pasture.
story of my life. i like your style.

Re: theres always one

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 pm
by darcelina4
What did he bring at the sale?