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Posted February 15, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I bought two calves at the auction this week, our first cattle. We had them delivered to my neighbor's barn after the auction, after midnight. Today was my first chance to do anything in daylight, so we lead them to their new pasture. The jersey steer must have been worked with before, he was easy to lead. The black heifer was wild, and took two men to handle. She calmed down once she got in the pasture. What does this have to do with gardening? We have them confined to the garden until the horses and cattle get used to each other. In a week or two, we will let them mingle.

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:50 PM

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Going to do a little mid winter fertilizer application.

Nice you got some on the hoof. I miss the stuff we raised, but not quite enough to start mucking stalls again.
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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:56 PM

I've always liked the looks of Jersey cows. They just look clean and mellow. 

Good luck with you livestock.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Always enjoyed the temperament of a jersey.

Great looking bunch, im sure the garden will enjoy the home grown fertilizer in the spring.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Growing up in the dairy industry, I tend to think that Jersey's are a little smarter and more relaxed than the other breeds.  Nice set of cattle there.  Gonna raise to butcher or market?


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Posted February 16, 2014 - 04:56 PM

We operate an edible animal 'Rescue.'

 

Just this past fall we 'Rescued' 40 meat chickens and 3 deer.  They were hurt.  Or, they looked like they might become hurt sometime in the future.  Once we get a permanent pen built, we would like to 'Rescue' some of the free potbelly pigs I see on Craigslist.  ;)

 

We seriously need to stop rescuing anything.  I have a herd of rescued tractors in disrepair, taking away time from my purebreds.  We took in a few free horses, too.  I think we overpaid.


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 01:10 AM

I like your attitude, lol! Pot bellied pigs are tasty, once you get over the idea that they started out as somebodies spoiled pet.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 08:42 AM

We operate an edible animal 'Rescue.'

 

Just this past fall we 'Rescued' 40 meat chickens and 3 deer.  They were hurt.  Or, they looked like they might become hurt sometime in the future.  Once we get a permanent pen built, we would like to 'Rescue' some of the free potbelly pigs I see on Craigslist.  ;)

 

We seriously need to stop rescuing anything.  I have a herd of rescued tractors in disrepair, taking away time from my purebreds.  We took in a few free horses, too.  I think we overpaid.

Do that at the kettle, quite a few dogs now.

Marty, the Appaloosa we took in is blind in her left eye, at some point in her life she was cross tied and beaten into submission.

At one time in her youth she was saddled and carted with good training and well taken care of, purebreeds require a firm but steady hand through out. She must of fell into the wrong hand and was not understood very well.

We set her to pasture with Dixie Bell, my mother's well trained Tenn. Walker as horse therapy, eventually i gained her trust through Dixie Bell but she can never be rode or worked ever again. Spoiled old girl now but that is fine with me, as long as she is happy here.


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