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Moving cattle with young calves

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Just getting the farm set up to rotate some pastures and in moving the cattle the calves are proving an issue. Always one or two of the youngsters that don’t make it thru the gate or are hiding in the woods. They are like herding cats so that doesn’t work. The fencing I have and the way the farm lays just letting them sneak thru the fence on their own doesn’t work well or isn’t an option depending on the rotation. Always try moving them when they are up feeding and in a group close as posssible to the gate. Anybody got any other ideas for these little buggers. Not an issue once they get some size on them but these couple week old ones will make a preacher cuss. Gonna have to brush up on my roping and get a faster horse at this rate.
I wouldn’t move em when they are tiny at all.
 

4hfarms

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Rotated cows catch on quick. Didnt take long at all. When I show up in the morning to change the pasture, they gather where I'm working on wire, and wait. I'm so blessed with mild manered cows.....
or lucky.
 
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