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Roan cows & Roan horses
« on: May 11, 2010, 03:27:55 PM »
Had to get one of my roan shorthorns in this morning, using my roan horse - why does this never seem to work?  No problem getting in the red, and black limi cows but those dang roan shorthorns just won't seem to go any where with a roan horse ??? ???!!
Seems every time I've had to get one singled out to move it just goes bad, normally their in the painfully slow department.  Guess they just have a stronger herding instinct!!
Didn't get her in either - we quite each other before one of us had to die (lol).
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 03:43:45 PM »
Maybe you forgot your grain bucket.  Shorthorns are just farmer cows.   :)
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 07:54:10 PM »
Shorthorns are also alot smarter than some other cows-and that can make them difficult versus stupid limmies or angus that bolt. O0

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 08:59:20 PM »
You need a fast horse for limmies.  They have speed, endurance, pure determination and can jump.  Angus just get tired and bail through the fence.
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 10:21:44 AM »
What do Shorthorn cows and logchains have in common?

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 11:45:24 AM »
The worst are those ooolllddd cows (we call them "battleaxe's") who just stand around and get in your way, or totally walk through you with their eyes closed.  They are always the ones who manage to sneak through a place in the fence, or get out....and as a result, die on the farm because you seriously cannot get them into a trailer and to the sale barn!
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 12:27:04 PM »
Our simms are the worst at going through the fences!! Just walk over them, or find a place that was good and make a hole, not so funny.... then the Angus see them do it and follow their lead!!

The halter broke cows are the worst when it comes to moving the herd.... Just stand there. And trying to work them through a chute, forget it.

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 01:03:33 PM »
I guess you just can't push either one of them too far, Elbee!!
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 03:52:17 PM »
I am glad I am not the only one with this problem are working dogs wont even try to move are shorthorns cause they dont care and just stand there. So usally we have shorthorns still in the pasture when are dogs bring the rest up. Always fun.  (clapping)
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 04:13:06 PM »
I think it's an old show cow thing.   We don't have a roan or shorthorn on the place but we've got a few old girls that just won't move.  However, get a bucket and you'd better be able to get out of the way because they are coming.

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 04:37:33 PM »
What do Shorthorn cows and logchains have in common?

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 07:48:20 PM »
sounds like you need some dogs with some bite to get them spoiled cows goin. thats why i love to gather in the fall, the show heifers get to meet the dogs and learn how to trail home for the first time.   <cowboy>

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 09:00:49 PM »
Don't need a dog----feed bucket works just fine!!!   Biggest chance I take around them is getting between them and the feed bunk!!    My Shorthorns are by far the easiest cows to work with when they are calving though---although being former show heifers they're all pretty spoiled.   I don't have a large herd, but I've never had one that was a bad momma cow either---wish I could say that for the black cows we've had!!  JMHO
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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 07:54:27 AM »
I have always said that if every Shorthorn breeder gave two heifers to a neighbor who raises another breed, with the provision that they gave them back the first heifer calf each had, that the breed would see amazing growth. I have always had Shorthorn cows here, but I have also had several other breeds of cows as well. Right now,I have mostly Shorthorns, as well as some Angus, Red Angus X Hereford cross, Maine X Angus, and a couple Charolais cows. Having a few cows from other breeds certainly makes a person appreciate the Shorthorn cows. Of course there are some exceptions but as a rule, they are good mothers, fertile, trouble free and very docile, especially at calving time.

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Re: Roan cows & Roan horses
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 09:25:23 AM »
Harry Dulick told me once when I was having a fit trying to move some cows. "You can walk a cow faster than you can run her." Huh! Only makes sense now.
The bucket or the tailgate of the pick up is the only way to go depending on the size of the group. Remember they are herd animals and with exception those in the back of the bunch will sooner or later catch up. Roan horse? No good!

 

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