Just wondering

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by jnap31, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    I may stay where I am in AR and get a little land 4 miles away as pasture, So do you think it would be to hard to lead a cow by hand over 4 miles to a new pasture on occasion? would they balk at going that distance?
     
  2. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Won't hurt cow, but for sake of your sanity & health, get stock trailer :dance:
     

  3. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    Take it from me :) I have experience in this :baby04:
    1) Early morning is good.
    2) Late evening is good.
    3) In between is not good unless you want to wait under every tree for half an hour while she rests. :rolleyes:
    4) Mow the roadside to eliminate tasty clover before your walk.
    5) No loose dogs.
    6) She is halter trained and leads well.
    7) Laugh along with your neighbors as they drive by :)
    8) Better yet, take Up North's advice :)

    We've only gone half mile and she likes to rest and eat clover :baby04:
     
  4. milkinpigs

    milkinpigs Dairy/Hog Farmer

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    Put a saddle on her.......
     
  5. john in la

    john in la Well-Known Member

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    The real question is.............
    Can you walk 8 miles (4 there and 4 back)

    I know if it were me that is a no brainer. Where is my trailer at now?
     
  6. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I have a stock trailer just needs a new door, PLenty of folks have tried to buy it while i was gone. I dont really know if I will want to work to pay for a truck to haul the trailer, I will see and be sure to keep you all updated on occasion.