I need help. I figure you guys would know the best way for me to do this. You guys know everything. The neighbors 2500 lb Charolais bull came right thru the fence today. 4 strands of tight new barbed wire, field fence, posts and trees. I was doing my morning feeding and saw him standing over my wonderful Jersey girl milk cow down in the field. Jersey Girl is only about 700-800 lbs, milking twice a day, this birth was her first. She is a perfect small Jersey, the best you could ever ask for. We didn't want to breed her back to quickly, and wanted to wait for a warm weather baby next year. My DH milks her at 4:45 am and the bull was no where around. I called the neighbor, I called my cows, Jersey and our 900 steer, both totally tame. I got the steer first roped his horns and tied to the barn rail. He is used to that. I popped the grain feeder and Jersey Girl got up to come to me, fell down, got up again, and finally started walking up the hill to me. He was right behind her, as big as a conversion van. If he got touching her she laid down. She did not want him. She came into the barn right up to the bucket and I, on the other side of the little wall, got the rope on her horns. Whew. He touched her again and she laid down there in the stall with her horns tied to the post. And I yelled and got the bull to back off. Neighbor came and drove his bull back thru the downed fence with a gun. I have been crying all day. I had to lock up the cows while I fixed the fence. He got his bull into a steel pen down there. Jersey Girl was hunched like she was bred, and dripping clear stuff back there, but ok, standing ok. She was hunched for several hours. After I got the fence fixed I let them back out in the pasture to walk her. I only have the stalls, to lock them up in, and they are never locked up. She seems to be walking ok, a bit off, a bit sore, maybe gimpy. I am beside myself with worry and fear of her being bred by him. My good friend called the vet for me but they didn't call back today. I have to call in the morning. Tell me about the shots. Is there only one kind, and how soon does it have to be given? Can I wait 18 days to see if she comes back in, and hopefully not have to give the shot? I read about them but can't find enough info. I will have to dump the milk for 2 weeks if she gets the shot. We already have a bull lined up, and the shot will bring them into heat, but is it a real heat? Wait 18 days if no heat give the shot? Is there choices for shots? When she is in heat, the steer lets us know, and they were doing nothing the last couple days at all. Of all the cow friends I called today, no one had ever had to use the shot. And bad news is, the neighbor is not going to keep the bull penned up past tomorrow. I am sick, we have good fences and a wonderful quiet little farm, and now this. Her barn is in the front yard, but her barn blocks the view of her bottom pasture, and the bottom fence line. I will be on the look out all day tomorrow.