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My neighbor to the south raises cattle like I do. He runs a lot of stockers and misc. stock, and I pretty much always have 4 or 5 of his calves running with my stock. I normally pen them up when I work mine twice per year and bring them back over. Strangest thing - he has a steer that got into my pasture that is sucking on one of my replacement heifers (she's about 800 pounds or so). While she may just be pregnant (no more than 1 month), she can't have any milk. I can't figure it out - my only guess is that this enterprising steer tried on my cows but they wouldn't let him suck, and the only one that couldn't fight him off was this heifer. The steer is almost the same size as the heifer. Could this be some sort of mental action on the steer's part, like a small child wanting a bottle? He obviously isn't getting any nutrition from the heifer's bag....
 
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kenny thomas":389ot028 said:
Get him out, he will ruin her bag for the future.

he's going out this coming Sunday, but there's not much I can do about it until then; unless the steer would accidentaly catch a piece of lead in the brain - but my neighbor is too nice to do that to.
 

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It's not real unusual to see this once in a while. It is unusual if this steer nurses on the heifer often. No, he's not getting milk and should lose interest after a couple tries.
 
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mnmtranching":1liwhcaq said:
It's not real unusual to see this once in a while. It is unusual if this steer nurses on the heifer often. No, he's not getting milk and should lose interest after a couple tries.

I've seen it before, but this guy is not losing interest and bugging the heck out of the heifer. The poor heifer is being run down trying to get away from this steer.
 

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He's a bad one, hope you get it taken care of and your neighbor do whtever needs done so you don't see that steer again.
 

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