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Posted January 23, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Just a quick note, then out the door. Bought a replacement breeding bull yesterday for $1350.00. He's not up with the heifers, so go looking. Found him in a sinkhole alive, but very stuck. Back on the snow covered hills, so no way to get a tractor to him. Only chance is to skate my dozer down to him. I "think" I can get the dozer to him, but may not get it back out till the snow is off. Wish me luck!!!! And yes, I will be careful!

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 09:45 AM

Good luck to you and the bull Daniel!!

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:01 AM

Holy cow, that is not good news. Good luck.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:27 AM

Good luck Daniel. Sure hope everything goes well.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Good luck Daniel. I hope all turns out well.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:32 AM

Good luck with the Bull Daniel

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:49 AM

Good luck Daniel.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 10:59 AM

Sounds like you got yours hands full!
Good luck

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 11:04 AM

GOOD LUCK Daniel,hope it goes alright for you and the new bull.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 11:21 AM

I hope everything goes well for you, Daniel. That is not a good situation.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 11:45 AM

Thats a tuff one Dan. I am sure you can get er done!

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 11:50 AM

Daniel,

Sorry about your troubles this morning. Hopefully you will save the bull and get your dozer out. Cows always seem to get themselves into trouble, thats why we gave up on them and went to hogs.

Good Luck my Friend, Brian

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 12:22 PM

The bull is free! And the dozer back in the machinery shed! My son's day off....till I called him. Dozer went down the hill no problem, just a little crabbing sideways.
I held on to a chain around my son & kept him out of harms way while he stretched his long arms to hook a chain around the bull's neck. Before Josh went in there, we took both ends of the chain & swung it over his head to get the chain in place, ready to be hooked. The bull seemed to know we were helping & didn't try to fight with his head. The old 1960 IH T340 hi-lift pulled him out with ease. I lifted him so just his rear was dragging. Had to do it quick so not to cut off his air but for a second or 2. The way we had the chain, I doubt it would have cut his air off anyway. Worked as I'd hoped, and after he was out the chain unhooked from his neck by itself. He didn't seem very happy & gave us "the look", and just stood his ground looking at us. Told Josh to step waaay back. I was up on the dozer. After a few minutes he ambled off a few yards to rest. I took the dozer & filled the sink hole. It will sink again through a hole almost 24" that goes down under the bluff to the creek below. This spring this entire corner area gets fenced off permanently!!!!!
To have plain street pads, the dozer climbed right back up the steep snow covered hill! I went back after tending other things & checked on him. Still in the same place, but will be ok....just his front knees skinned up a bit.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 12:27 PM

That's great , !!!!!

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 12:47 PM

Good to hear you got him out. It's funny how animals sometimes know you're there to help.




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