Worse Bull Trouble Aug 10, 2019 15:32:55 GMT -5
Post by nina on Aug 10, 2019 15:32:55 GMT -5
This morning we headed out to catch calves for tagging, castrating, etc. and wouldn't you know it a giant black bull has joined my herd. Really frustrating because I had to haul out my wagyu cow and her calf to another farm until I find the owner. One black baldie cow is walking all hunched up. I don't know if that is normal from breeding with a BIG bull or not. I've always used 1rst year Herefords bulls since I have smaller cows and of course there are unbred heifers in the group. I couldn't catch my Wagyu bull calf that I wanted to blood test, tag and give shots because he hung close to the big black invader. Now I have to walk the fence line and see where the bull got in. So far no luck finding an owner. I don't have a bull pen to put him and loathe to call animal control to quick as neighbors help neighbors where I'm at. In the past I saw something about cows hunching after being bred but didn't pay too much attention. Now I need to know if that cow is alright? I'm a little afraid of this bull as he is really fast moving. My herd followed my car down a big foothill about 3/4 of a mile. Usually my bulls are dead last to the feed trough when they have to walk any distance, this guy was first up. He didn't threaten me but the only way I could work around my cows was to keep feeding him. At one point I just threw a feed bag at him and put his head in without a seconds hesitation. So I have a porky chow hound I will be feeding until I find the owner possibly impregnating a dozen unbred cows and heifers. Wah! The first cow he got is my best embryo cow. She is the one all hunched up and gets pregnant if you look at her hard. So hows your morning going? Anybody can top this? Cows are always doing something to keep us hopping.