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Bull

Post by Tomcolvin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:36 am

Move my cows yesterday to a larger just fenced 23 acre field. Some wooded area and spring thru the woods. Grass around the edges and peanut hay and peanuts some on the ground. Bull across the road (dirt) road. In less than 30 minutes he had jump the fence and was found grazing beside them on the outside the fence. I herded him into a smaller pasture and close him up. In less than 30 minutes he had jump another fence. I was leaving for the evening when I saw him out so I herded him in with the pg cows. Now my problem comes to light, how am I going to load him to move him out to sale barn. I have no catch pen in the 23 acres and no cross fence yet. Any ideas? He is with 8 head of cows at the moment.



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Re: Bull

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am

Is it your bull?
How are you going to catch the cows if you need to?
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Re: Bull

Post by aprille218 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:09 am

Was he by himself at first? When are the cows due?

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Re: Bull

Post by slick4591 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:39 am

Park the trailer in the pasture and start feeding on the inside.
I wish my brain could forget what my eyes have seen.

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Re: Bull

Post by ez14. » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:17 am

kenny thomas wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am
Is it your bull?
How are you going to catch the cows if you need to?
If you have a plan to catch the cows why couldn't you use that?

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Re: Bull

Post by bird dog » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:47 am

I have loaded mine a few times from the road when its been muddy. If he is somewhat gentle, drop a few cubes on the back edge of the trailer and a trail up to a pile up in the trailer itself about midway. Go sit in the truck and read the paper or something. You will feel him climb in. Quietly get out and shut the gate.

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Re: Bull

Post by sim.-ang.king » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:02 pm

slick4591 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:39 am
Park the trailer in the pasture and start feeding on the inside.
There are some bulls that will load in a good smelly trailer on their own.
If your trailer has a cut gate in load a tame cow or heifer in the front with some hay, and wait for the bull to come investigate.
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Did anyone apologize for making me one?

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Re: Bull

Post by Tomcolvin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:47 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am
Is it your bull?
How are you going to catch the cows if you need to?
Move them back across the road if I can to a smaller pasture.

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Re: Bull

Post by Tomcolvin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:55 pm

aprille218 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:09 am
Was he by himself at first? When are the cows due?
Cows are due Apx 3 months. He was with them until I caught him sucking a cow two different times. I moved him to another small pasture (1/2 acre) and he has been in that pasture for 2 weeks or more. Trouble started when I move the cows and he could see them across the road. He jumped the fence moved him where the cows were originally and he jumped that fence. Now he is in the pasture with the cows since yesterday evening just acting like he is one of the gang. I’ll probably have to sell him as I don’t think he will be okay in a pasture where he can see the other cows. He is a nice black angus bull.

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Re: Bull

Post by Tomcolvin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:59 pm

I may try the trailer trick. But I’m afraid the cows will loss first and eat up the feed.

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Re: Bull

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Sound like moving the whole group back is the best answer. You can't let him suck for sure.
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Re: Bull

Post by JMJ Farms » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm

Buy some heavy duty panels. If you’re gonna be in the cow business you’re gonna need them from time to time
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Re: Bull

Post by slick4591 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Tomcolvin wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:59 pm
I may try the trailer trick. But I’m afraid the cows will loss first and eat up the feed.
My bull makes sure he's the one that eats and knocks the cows off.
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Re: Bull

Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:06 pm

"He is a nice black angus bull."

NO he isn't a nice angus bull. He's disrespectful. He's a fence jumper. He sucks the cows. Right now, he owns you.

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Re: Bull

Post by Tomcolvin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:25 pm

When I said nice I meant size shape and good genicals . Me and him has had our differences and spat’s but he’s still a nice bull , just has some bad habbits, like some people I know, hard good workers but you can’t trust them. That’s him , good at what he does, but bad habits.

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