I saw cattle behavior today I've never seen before. Let me preface by saying I've noticed a couple of my cows with straight, horizontal marks about an inch or two long on their necks and sides, almost as if they'd been shaved. I attributed it to lice and didn't think too much more about it because all the stock is getting worked next week, including dectomax injections. But today I was setting out range meal in a trough and noticed one the cows biting any other cow that would try and come up to the trough. Obviously, she couldn't bite through their hide but she was stripping their hair off, and I realized these were the marks I had seen on the other cows, so I'm assuming she's been doing it at the feed bunks and hay rings. The offender is a brangus. Is this behavior unusual? She is not a flighty cow. You can walk right up to her in the pasture and put your hands on her, but it seems like she's developed a taste for beef! Seriously, has anyone else ever experienced this?