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Offline flacowman

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Re: Is attitude heritable?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 12:09:38 PM »
if you like a daughter I would keep her and see.  If she is her mama's spawn then get rid of her after that first calf but if she is calm then you have a good cow.  I like my cows to be protective towards the dogs when calves are little but one that snorts at me goes to the market or hamburger pen.  Sorry to misinterpret your question earlier.
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Re: Is attitude heritable?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011, 12:32:55 PM »
Like was said earlier,  There are plenty of good cattle out there, it's not worth the risk to me or my kids.  Hospitals are more expensive than a REALY good heifer!!

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Re: Is attitude heritable?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2011, 04:36:52 PM »
I have a very docile herd. I don't worry too much when tagging and weighing calves; mothers will ball a little and come running but very seldom enough to worry me. Two years ago I was tagging a calf, didn't think about it and let mama get behind me. next thing I knew I was on the ground. I checked cow's background and her dam had knocked me down a few years earlier. These are only times it has happened. she raised a good calf that went to the feedlot and she went to the hamburg factory.

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Re: Is attitude heritable?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 10:33:54 AM »
Several years ago we bought a set of EXT daughters.  They were all goofy.  We bred them to shorthorn bulls and kept some of those back for replacements and had no attitude problems.  Now we have grand Daughters and every once and a while one of the calves out of those granddaughters will be completely nutty.  From my experience attitude is higher inheritable.
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