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I just had a baldie heifer calve a few days ago. If I get within 50 yards of she gets pretty angry and wants to charge. She was in need of a little assistance but I couldnt get close enough to her to help until it was to late for the calve. I've had this baldie since she was about 6 months old and she's about 3 now. She never really has taken a liken to me even though I tried feeding her from a bucket when she was younger but it never helped. I can walk up to all my other cows when their calving or any other time accept for my two baldies. My other's are either belted gallowy or murray grey. Is she always going to be this way or is it just because it was her first calf? I'm thinking I want to get rid of her and maybe the other baldie if she's going to be awnrey with me. Any thought's are welcome
 
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> I just had a baldie heifer calve a
> few days ago. If I get within 50
> yards of she gets pretty angry and
> wants to charge. She was in need
> of a little assistance but I
> couldnt get close enough to her to
> help until it was to late for the
> calve. I've had this baldie since
> she was about 6 months old and
> she's about 3 now. She never
> really has taken a liken to me
> even though I tried feeding her
> from a bucket when she was younger
> but it never helped. I can walk up
> to all my other cows when their
> calving or any other time accept
> for my two baldies. My other's are
> either belted gallowy or murray
> grey. Is she always going to be
> this way or is it just because it
> was her first calf? I'm thinking I
> want to get rid of her and maybe
> the other baldie if she's going to
> be awnrey with me. Any thought's
> are welcome

Life is too short to put up with a heifer that will not even try to cooperate. I just sold one for that very reason. I'll buy one that I am able to work with in a reasonable manner.
 
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I cull cattle for less reason than that. I've got a few that I want to ship just because they are difficult to corral. A few bad apples spoils an entire herd. Being protective is very natural, but I assure you that many cattle WILL let you investigate the calf, while they keep a close eye. Get rid of high strung cattle. Keep them out of the breeding system.

> I just had a baldie heifer calve a
> few days ago. If I get within 50
> yards of she gets pretty angry and
> wants to charge. She was in need
> of a little assistance but I
> couldnt get close enough to her to
> help until it was to late for the
> calve. I've had this baldie since
> she was about 6 months old and
> she's about 3 now. She never
> really has taken a liken to me
> even though I tried feeding her
> from a bucket when she was younger
> but it never helped. I can walk up
> to all my other cows when their
> calving or any other time accept
> for my two baldies. My other's are
> either belted gallowy or murray
> grey. Is she always going to be
> this way or is it just because it
> was her first calf? I'm thinking I
> want to get rid of her and maybe
> the other baldie if she's going to
> be awnrey with me. Any thought's
> are welcome
 
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Cattle need to have good temperaments along with other attributed. Cull the bad apples. Temperament is an inheritable trait...don't pass it along. Even our most protective registered Longhorn cow will allow us to pick up her newborn calf and weigh it.

On a sidebar...seems like you have been doing the right things...working close with your cattle and being around them so they trust you.

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The breed doesn't have anything to do with it. A nut is a nut whatever the breed. I'll make it unanimous, eat her or ship her, a soon as you can.

dun

> I just had a baldie heifer calve a
> few days ago. If I get within 50
> yards of she gets pretty angry and
> wants to charge. She was in need
> of a little assistance but I
> couldnt get close enough to her to
> help until it was to late for the
> calve. I've had this baldie since
> she was about 6 months old and
> she's about 3 now. She never
> really has taken a liken to me
> even though I tried feeding her
> from a bucket when she was younger
> but it never helped. I can walk up
> to all my other cows when their
> calving or any other time accept
> for my two baldies. My other's are
> either belted gallowy or murray
> grey. Is she always going to be
> this way or is it just because it
> was her first calf? I'm thinking I
> want to get rid of her and maybe
> the other baldie if she's going to
> be awnrey with me. Any thought's
> are welcome



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> The breed doesn't have anything to
> do with it. A nut is a nut
> whatever the breed. I'll make it
> unanimous, eat her or ship her, a
> soon as you can.

> dun

Speaking of "nut", I named the psycho I sold "Wingnut" before I sold her. She broke the top wood rail of my working pen trying to go over.
 
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I am resisting my strongest temptations not to use a 30-30 Winchester as a sedative for those.

> I cull cattle for less reason than
> that. I've got a few that I want
> to ship just because they are
> difficult to corral. A few bad
> apples spoils an entire herd.
> Being protective is very natural,
> but I assure you that many cattle
> WILL let you investigate the calf,
> while they keep a close eye. Get
> rid of high strung cattle. Keep
> them out of the breeding system.
 
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> I just had a baldie heifer calve a
> few days ago. If I get within 50
> yards of she gets pretty angry and
> wants to charge. She was in need
> of a little assistance but I
> couldnt get close enough to her to
> help until it was to late for the
> calve. I've had this baldie since
> she was about 6 months old and
> she's about 3 now. She never
> really has taken a liken to me
> even though I tried feeding her
> from a bucket when she was younger
> but it never helped. I can walk up
> to all my other cows when their
> calving or any other time accept
> for my two baldies. My other's are
> either belted gallowy or murray
> grey. Is she always going to be
> this way or is it just because it
> was her first calf? I'm thinking I
> want to get rid of her and maybe
> the other baldie if she's going to
> be awnrey with me. Any thought's
> are welcome

Get rid of them before you get hurt. I recently had a cow knock me down and crush me up against a heavy metal panel . My head took a bad knock, bad cut below my eye and a black eye that hung on for quite a while. Worst yet, my chiropactor said I had 25 places out in my back. Why take the chance!!!!
 
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> I just had a baldie heifer calve a
> few days ago. If I get within 50
> yards of she gets pretty angry and
> wants to charge. She was in need
> of a little assistance but I
> couldnt get close enough to her to
> help until it was to late for the
> calve. I've had this baldie since
> she was about 6 months old and
> she's about 3 now. She never
> really has taken a liken to me
> even though I tried feeding her
> from a bucket when she was younger
> but it never helped. I can walk up
> to all my other cows when their
> calving or any other time accept
> for my two baldies. My other's are
> either belted gallowy or murray
> grey. Is she always going to be
> this way or is it just because it
> was her first calf? I'm thinking I
> want to get rid of her and maybe
> the other baldie if she's going to
> be awnrey with me. Any thought's
> are welcome

Like all the rest,I think life is too short to put up with behavior like that.Ship them for slaughter,and get yourself some more wonderful murray grey's.
 

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