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I will say up front that I am not an expert. I only raise out dairy steers for meat. In my experience, as long as you stay alert and ready to bop the offending nose of a cow, you can train your bovine to be reasonably friendly.

Some folks find that a hot stick or one of those flashlights that give a milder zap are helpful.

But feeding from the other side of the fence is a good idea. I do that with my goats as well, especially the bucks. The buck pen is hot wired, but I am able to pour their concentrates into the trough going through the cattle panel on which the trough is hung.

Are you planning to milk that cow? If so, you are going to have to make her reasonably handle-able, if not friendly. Food is a motivator for most beasts.
 

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Give yourself time to learn.
THIS!

There is a learning curve with all farm animals, some steeper than others.

You can do it. You've kept the goats alive so far, and I've no doubt you will figure out what makes your cow tick, and you'll do just fine.

You're asking questions, and that's important. Better than muddling along and worrying.
 
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