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    12-21-2009, 11:51 PM
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Trained
Preg-testing cattle the Australian way!

Kind of horsey - He is in one shot!

Just thought it would be interesting for you guys to see how we hande cattle here in AUS - Not too many photos as I was busy!

So - I saddled Bundy up and dad jumped on the four-wheeler and we went down to Glenmoor. We went up the paddock and brought in a new mob of herefords - They had never seen a horse before so spent the whole time goofing around trying to look at Bundy instead of going where they were meant to! We took them down to the yards and yarded them, then sat down to wait for our vet, Jan, to come.

Dad waiting for Jan:



The cattle waiting in the yard:



Bundy all sweaty after bringing them in:

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The race and crush that we use to do any handling/doctoring:



A cow with her head in the crush:



So that's all the photos. Jan was preg-testing, Dad was needling the ones who were in calf, and I was getting their number off the eartags right inside the right ear - They don't like you playing with their ears! One cow flipped her head and got snot in my eye, lol. Dad was a bit disappointed with the new cows - Only 10 of the 15 were in calf.
     
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    12-22-2009, 01:06 PM
  #2
Weanling
Thanks for sharing I live on a cattle ranch in the US so I find it interesting to see the differences between here and there! Your "race and crush" is a squeeze chute and a head catch over here!
     
    12-22-2009, 03:27 PM
  #3
Green Broke
That cow is so pretty! Haha (Is that weird I think they are beautiful animals?) lol. Looks like fun (But hard work!) Bundy did his job nicely it seems like!
     
    12-22-2009, 03:35 PM
  #4
Yearling
Nice herd !
     
    12-23-2009, 03:45 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I hate it when you don't get a good herd, but anywayss theres always next time. Chinga and I are heading down o the farm to work the cattle, sheep, alpacas.
     
    12-23-2009, 05:14 AM
  #6
Trained
Paintluver, i'm with you! I love their big, soulful eyes.
     
    12-23-2009, 09:11 AM
  #7
Yearling
Great photos!
     
    12-23-2009, 09:43 AM
  #8
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by wild_spot    
Kind of horsey - He is in one shot!

Just thought it would be interesting for you guys to see how we hande cattle here in AUS - Not too many photos as I was busy!

Dad was a bit disappointed with the new cows - Only 10 of the 15 were in calf.
Did you bump them or use a sleeve?

With that many cows not bred, I would look at the bull or AI technician - not the cows fault.
     
    12-23-2009, 04:02 PM
  #9
Trained
^ Oh I agree - They had boguht the cows only recently - They picked 15 by sight that they thought looked in calf. The people they were buying off would have preg-tested themselves before the sale but dad's boss wanted them picked up earlier - Hence why we had to get it done after sale. A previous batch from the same people only had 1 cow not taken. There was one cow that our vet thinks had never been in calf - May hae been an issue with the cow, but the other four weren't maiden so it was most likely an issue with the bull.

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Did you bump them or use a sleeve?
I'm not sure I understand this question... Do you mean the actual preg-testing? If so, then I would say sleeve? The big glove? If that's what it means then yep, manually with the big glove.
     

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