CALF udate....still out.. : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hi everyone... Sorry I didn't get back to you...Just like the calf didn't get back to me {heee-Heeee].. Well we had the heeler dog out.. Noooooooo luck with that made it go further the other way. Yesterday and about 9:30 this morning a group of us is going to try to view this and that's it for today.. Tomorrow we're having the nieghborhood cow whisperer try something.. Who knows what but they said he'll get it back by trying to talk it back.. I know heee-heee.. I thought the same thing but who knows.. I'll let you know more tonight... James

-- James (, January 18, 2002


Thanks James for keeping us up to date. As a future cow owner, I am reading this with uncomfortable anticipation. Good luck. Don't give up the ship. I don't suppose the property owners want to buy a cow?

-- Ann Markson (, January 18, 2002.

If you can keep her alive and around through the winter, she will go looking for a bull the first time she comes in heat. Had one bull who spent most of his day laying in the shade. He knew when they were ready the cows would come looking for him.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, January 18, 2002.

Is this a good idea for James...

If they do take some neighbors and try to corral the cow, would 2 people holding bright colored tarps- 1 pair on each side, increase the "power or fright " of the people, and 1 or 2 in the rear with pots and pans to bang??

-- Rick (, January 18, 2002.

Carrots are bet than whips - banging & hollering just makes them a lot more jumpy.


-- paul (, January 18, 2002.

Neighborhood Cow Whisperer???? Well, that's a new one to me. James, if that works, PLEASE find out what he said to the cow. Hmmm.

-- Sandy in MN (, January 18, 2002.

James, maybe this is a long shot but I saw it happen with brahma bulls that were loose im Miami. Cattle gates were brought in . A big circle was made around the bulls. In the woods this would be almost impossible but if enough people around how about a human chain. We did this at the fairgrounds when the barns were on fire and the horses were loose. We also used the human chain when our own cows got out. We always had enough people more than willing to help but, there wasn't so much sueing going on in those days either. The thing is everyone has to remain very calm and move very slowly as the circle gets smaller and smaller. I was always the one who was choosen to enter the circle and aproach the cow as I was willing to move as slow as possible. We always got the cow this way. Good luck. I feel frustrated for you. George

-- george (, January 18, 2002.

James, not to put a damper on your experience, but a co-worker had the same problem with a small herd of beef cattle that got out. They were spotted several times and tried to round them up, but as soon as the cows would see the people, they would high tail it somewhere else. My coworker ended up shooting them and taking them to the butcher. Luckily your cow doesn't seem so wild, so hopefully you'll get her! Good luck.

-- Michael W. Smith in North-West Pennsylvania (, January 20, 2002.

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