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Heidi
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Disaster avoided!

Postby Heidi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:53 pm

So, I wanted to make sure that the Jersey was bred, so put her and the bull into the front paddock where I could keep an eye on them. Well, there was lots of mooing going on from MacGregor the Dexter x bull, but his attention was across the road towards my neighbours herd of mixed beef cattle. I suggested to DH to get him and the Jersey into the middle paddock to make sure he didnt' make any advances, and I didn't want to hear him serenading all night anyway.
So, the Brahman cow that was returning his bellows, wasn't a cow at all, but a great big bull with horns. By the time DH got down there, the Brahman was pawing the ground and fit to bust a gut at the little upstart across the road that was mooing sweet nothings to his girls!
DH moved MacGregor and all is quiet now... and he doesn't look remotely interested in the Jersey, so here's hoping she's bred!
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Re: Disaster avoided!

Postby Hayhay » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:25 am

Oooh dear! Coulda been big disaster!!!

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Re: Disaster avoided!

Postby minnie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi Heidi,

Do you have an electric wire along the fence?

We found the first bull we had thumped his chest morning and night from the highest part of the paddock, just to let the brahman and tuli bulls know he was small but boss. They certainly don't back down that's for sure.

Fancy having a brahman bull with horns these days, most make sure their big bulls don't, only because they don't want to be in the yards with them. ;)

Vicki

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Re: Disaster avoided!

Postby Heidi » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:11 am

LOL... yes, chest thumping exactly! Funny thing though is that the dexter bull has a bigger bellow than the Brahman (which sounds like a squeeky door in need of a good oil!). I went out and glared at the Brahman this morning, and he pulled his horns in a bit! They are separated by four good fences and a road. Its all just hot air I'm sure.
The Brahman is usually out in a bush paddock near Tabulam way, so perhaps its best that they have some form of defence from predators.
All is quiet now though, and the Jersey has shown no sign of heat, so MacGregor will go right out the back paddock with the others now.
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Re: Disaster avoided!

Postby minnie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:41 pm

Hi Heidi,

I hope the Brahman is owned by our shared boundry, it was bad enough when I saw the size of the hereford in there and our little Fernando bellowing...

Twin Bull (our last bull we borrowed) tossed the brahman next door and did the Tuli over on the otherside as well. But our Fernando isn't big enough to hold his own yet.

With horns makes it different, damn horns are a nuisance... and we've got some with horns, that will be tipped!
:D
Vicki


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