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Post by KentuckySpud » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:19 pm

Recently bought a Simangus 2 year 3 in 1 and put them on a 2.5 acre lot. It’s just momma and the calf along with our donkey on the land. And here recently the momma has been real spooky acting. Told a buddy of mine this and he said the cow might not be given enough company by the calf and said I might want to put another cow on the land and keep her company. Is this a possibility of our cow being lonely or spooked without another grow cow like herself?

This may be a stupid question because I am completely new to cattle so sorry in advance!



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Re: Need some advice

Post by ALACOWMAN » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:08 pm

Donkey getting bored and chasing ,or biting her.. or just being a general pain in the butt...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Need some advice

Post by KentuckySpud » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
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Donkey getting bored and chasing ,or biting her.. or just being a general pain in the butt...
I don’t think it’s the donkey doing that. The calf runs him off pretty easily.

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Re: Need some advice

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm

Where are you located Spud? I’ll be up at our place in a week or so and I’ll come by and take a look at your set up.
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Re: Need some advice

Post by Son of Butch » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Your buddy is right. Cattle are herd animals, a cow and her calf isn't much of a herd.
If you can swing another 3 in 1 I'd do it.

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Post by KentuckySpud » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Your buddy is right. Cattle are herd animals, a cow and her calf isn't much of a herd.
If you can swing another 3 in 1 I'd do it.
A guy offered us 9 year old Black angus cow that is bred for $640. But my thing is we don’t have enough pasture to support that many cows by the 2 acre rule that everyone talks about.

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Re: Need some advice

Post by KentuckySpud » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Where are you located Spud? I’ll be up at our place in a week or so and I’ll come by and take a look at your set up.
I highly doubt you’ll be anywhere close to me. I’m deep, deep in eastern, ky. Lol

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Re: Need some advice

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:37 pm

KentuckySpud wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Where are you located Spud? I’ll be up at our place in a week or so and I’ll come by and take a look at your set up.
I highly doubt you’ll be anywhere close to me. I’m deep, deep in eastern, ky. Lol
I enjoy a good road trip.
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Re: Need some advice

Post by Son of Butch » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:43 pm

KentuckySpud wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Son of Butch wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Your buddy is right. Cattle are herd animals, a cow and her calf isn't much of a herd.
If you can swing another 3 in 1 I'd do it.
A guy offered us 9 year old Black angus cow that is bred for $640. But my thing is we don’t have enough pasture to support that many cows by the 2 acre rule that everyone talks about.
In that case I'd look for 600 lb steer that you can turn into freezer beef next spring, as the
feed you supplement him will be turning into beef for your table.

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Re: Need some advice

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm

KentuckySpud wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Where are you located Spud? I’ll be up at our place in a week or so and I’ll come by and take a look at your set up.
I highly doubt you’ll be anywhere close to me. I’m deep, deep in eastern, ky. Lol
I'm just across the mountain from deep, deep, eastern Ky
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Re: Need some advice

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm
KentuckySpud wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Where are you located Spud? I’ll be up at our place in a week or so and I’ll come by and take a look at your set up.
I highly doubt you’ll be anywhere close to me. I’m deep, deep in eastern, ky. Lol
I'm just across the mountain from deep, deep, eastern Ky
We could go together!
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Re: Need some advice

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:47 pm

You ever been to coal country. No suit allowed
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Re: Need some advice

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:48 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:47 pm
You ever been to coal country. No suit allowed
Yup, many times, the poverty is stifling. I only wear a suit to a funeral so no worries there.
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Re: Need some advice

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:50 pm

More money and more poverty. Sometimes in the same hollow.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Re: Need some advice

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:51 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:50 pm
More money and more poverty. Sometimes in the same hollow.
When do ya wanna go?
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