HEEEEEELPPP MY CALF GOT OUT...greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
MY 8 MONTH OLD COW GOT OUT.. SHE'S THE ONLY COW WE HAVE.. SHE'S ABOUT 1 MILE AWAY FROM HERE. HOW DO I GET HERE BACK IN... THIS WAS ON HERE WAY OUT TO PASTURE. WHE HAD GOTTEN OUT OF CORNER OF PASTURE...THANKS jAMES
-- jAMES (email@example.com), January 12, 2002
The options aren't great. If she get's in with a herd of cows and the owner will let you, leave her to settle over night. I wouldn't be happy having someone elses stock in with mine but once she's there, might as well make the best of it. Not sure about the terrain, driving her home and having someone at your gate to turn her in........ the calfs not going "home" so don't expect co-operation. If there's a closer farm yard to driver her to and the owners are willing do that. Cows can keep running and running. Around here your supposed to contact the animal control officers if you have a dangerous animal loose. Yours is spooked and qualifies because of that. They might have an ability to tranquelize her. Last option shoot and butcher her. It can be the best option with some cows in some situations. No magic tricks I know of sorry.
-- Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2002.
THERE'S NOT A FARM AROUND HERE... WE HAVE HORSES AND A PIG THAT'S IT.. WE'RE TRY9ING TO HERD HER IN NOW WITH THE HORSES....
-- JMAES (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.
does she eat grain? if so try letting her eat some [little to get interested] walking some, give her another smell, bite to eat, then going as far as you can, then do it again. we have walked ours back, you must do this as quite and as slow as possible and with a couple of helpers . if you have a trailer you could load her and then haul her back. sounds like she is looking for company. lexi
-- Lexi Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2002.
I have a friend, who is very good at roping, rope my calf for me. Another alternative is to feed her grain every night. Then, after a week or so, bring a trailer with portable live stock panels and trap her. You DON'T want to be chasing her. Once they figure out how powerful they are (e.g. running through and jumping over fences), they can be difficult to keep fenced.
-- Your Full Name (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.