- Dec 3, 2017
- Central NM.
Nope. I wanted a pair of milk cows and everything larger gives far more than we need. The cow we have now gives us right at a gallon every morning.Got it. I figured maybe he'd be used for breeding larger heifers since Dexter's are known for throwing small calves...
Nice Bull, got very nice bone structure.I never go into a pen with a loose male. Bull, goat or whatever. I've seen people get hurt that way. My buck wore a collar and I'd call him to the fence/tie post and snap a rope on him before I'd go in. He was bottle raised and just wanted to play but at 180lbs he'd hurt you without trying to.
Dexters do just fine even in south Texas. Only thing we really have to watch out for is dark colored cavles born in the heat of summer.I am curious how a Dexter cow would do in the heat. We are looking to move in a year to East Texas-ish and I am familiar with the climate in the area we want to move (grew up in Rowlett when it was just one road and a 7-11)
Yeah we have one of those 2400lb Holstein "puppies". He sure is "gentle" but he doesn't know his own strength. Hunny goes out and pets all over him, sits on Charlies's nose to get lifted up and down and side to side. Hunny says Charlie is just giving him a "ride". While walking from our house to the rent side of the property he likes to follow us and even gives a gentle nudge on the backside. I've seen him do the nudge on hunny once that made him fly forward. . . You always got to be on your toes working with cattle.Nice Bull, got very nice bone structure.
Better safe than sorry going in pens. I've had to go in pens many times when working cattle... when I didn't want too. But even a gentle bull can hurt you. I had ribs broken once by a bull that just wanted me to scratch his ears, he was like a 2300lb puppy.
Sounds like you may having a couple calves soon. . . Keep an eye on their bags, once they get full, look out for discharge. Normally the day of or the day before you will see their tails make an "S".Distance I believe is why I couldn't get anyone to show up. We are way off the beaten path. Plus we only have two heifers so probably not much worth their while.
I believe they are both pregnant now. They are mighty wide in the belly anyway. lol
It's reality, . . . Most all of our cows tend to be very good mommas, so far Bad Momma is the exception. Just nee to keep a watch out b4ecause you never know. I would honestly love to take Bad Momma to the auction barn because I get very tired trying to keep up with a rejected baby, everything else around here and full time work.Good luck Dani!