Hello, I know this post has come up a few times before but a lot of the treats mentioned could only be given in moderation.
What treat can I give him just about ad lib? Something he will like. I considered range cubes/alfalfa cubes but our stockfeed's don't even sell them for some reason, I heard someone mention elephant kibble which sounded fantastic but I couldn't find any (Who'd have thought!).
I have a loooot of experience clicker training my border collie, her tricks gather a crowd so I am confident to that extent, is clicker training a dog much different to cattle? My boy has sort of learnt back up, he is trying to sneak in a sideways step instead but it isn't working! So, suggestions?
My girl loves carrots so I cut them up in 1" slices. One carrot can go a long way and do no harm. Maybe your guy will like some type of veg. that you could use. Good luck with the clicker, my daughter taught her rescue horse by a clicker and it was neat to see. tina
Okay, vegetables will probably have to me my main option, what about like wheat crackers of rice crackers from the shops, I don't want to spend too much money on vegies as they're a bit pricey and I use a loot of food during training. Or even hot chips?
I was having fish and chips and gave him a couple and he loved them, not sure how good they are for him though!
This will sound silly, but my cows all LOVE tortillas - corn or wheat. You can cut them up fairly small and use those as a treat. I'm pretty sure that Abbey would jump through a hoop of FIRE if I threw a tortilla through it first!! Good luck with the clicker training - my Boston Terrier really enjoys her sessions!
The friendly cow all red and white, I love with all my heart. She gives me cream with all her might, to eat with apple-tart! THE COW - Robert Louis Stevenson
Mom to two, wife to one, and caretaker of many! Abbey, Guernsey cow 7/'07 Jellybean, Guernsey heifer 6/'12 PawKnee, Guernsey steer 5/'10 BusterBrown, Guernsey bull 5/'11 2 Beef Cows and their calves Berkshire and Berk-x sows Etc.
I'm using half-eaten-by-the-cockatoos oranges to train Betty to fetch. I throw em and she chases.... bit of an issue getting her to bring them back though. She's eaten it by the time she gets back to me....
Annabelle the Jersey x Brown Swisse... I'm a lazy milker and so is she. But it makes good butter so the milk is quality!
frauline214: oI am new to forum. I have a jersey/beef cow cross who is due to calve shortly. I plan on adding other calves to her after she calves. This is a first time freshener and she has been raised to let me milk her. Any suggestions how many calves I can add?
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squarant: have only highlands. sorry
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frauline214: okay hope some one is here my cow had her calf last night not sure how to tell if baby is getting milk
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Soma Gosala: Does someone know where I can buy A2 Jersey semen ?
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birdsongmilkmaid: Most AI companies test their bulls for beta casein type. Semex lists the type right on their website. If the company you are purchasing your semen from doesn't, send them an email and ask for a list of the beta casein type of the bulls that they offer.
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betsytaylor: Sureshot Cattle out of Longmont Colorado offers A2/A2 straws.
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Jes: HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING EVERYONE!!
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Guinevere: ROFL! That could be part of the problem, I reckon.
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sydneyknits: Goat temp 105. No nasal discharge. Just kidded three days ago. Not eating well. Gave asprin
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lew92: Just a note: Use the 911 area for emergencies. This is more of a chat area...
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madameecho1: Brand new to the site, and jersey cow and bull will be arriving today! Cow is 2.5 years old and 5.5 months preggers with first calf. Any suggestions greatly appreciated...
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treatlisa: Welcome!! You will get more activity if you start a thread of your own. Good luck with your new ones!!
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YounkerHomestead: I am sooo glad I found this site! I don't know many people in my area interested in owning a family dairy cow. I am really enjoying reading the threads from like minded people Good luck to everyone calving!
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dextergal: Ya ikr?!? The people on here are really sweet also!
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Janene: Hello folks! Don't forget to look through the Tree of Knowledge! Loads of information there with photos in some sections!
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