On Cow Tipping...Have you ever tipped a cow?

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  1. Stickywitch

    Stickywitch Well-Known Member

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  2. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    I have some people are welcome to come practice on - as long as I get to watch. For some real fun they can try my bull.

    Ken
     

  3. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My neighbor used to get $5 a cow when he was a teenager....

    As he describes " a good punch in the nose or sqeeze in the nostrils and kick out the front legs"
     
  4. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    Ha,, would like to see them do that with my Dad's cattle. :haha: Would be like watching the running of the Bulls in Spain. :yeeha:
     
  5. jeffinmaine

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    Why would anyone want to tip a cow? First, you would (rightly) get the #### kicked out of you. Second, you will make that animal hard to deal with, and third, what's the point? They just get up again. Oh, and cows sleep lying down too.

    Jeff

    (Dairy Herdsman)
     
  6. renabeth

    renabeth Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this an urban myth? I always thought it was B.S. (pardon the pun.) :p
     
  7. dla

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    We just bought a cow who reportedly produces so much milk that she will tip herself over walking on hills! :D
     
  8. chas

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    After cow tipping we usually go snipe hunting ;)
     
  9. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    We do cat tipping <g>. We came up with this just joking around. When our cats are standing on the bed you can just gently push against their side and they do in fact flop over on their side. They will generally just lay there and purr.

    Mike
     
  10. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    DLA, I'd pay money to see that! :eek: :worship: :haha:
     
  11. electronrider

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    Having grown up in serious dairy country, I must emberrasingly admit that I have been a participant in cow tipping. I was a foolish young man, and it seemed like the thing to do. They bad part about it, is that it stresses the cows, and their milk production goes way down for a while. It treally is more of a thrill of not getting caught, then the actual tipping of the cow btw.

    As fer snipe hunting, I got 8 of my little nephews and cousins out one night last summer, they were sooo patient and serious, they stayed out there for 3 hours! Then they were bummed that they didnt get any, that they wanted to do it again! LOL For those of you who dont know the scam, heres how we ruin it round here:

    Snipe are a flightless bird that run on deerpaths at night. If you get a guny sack, and sit real still for a while beside the paths, they wont notice you. Then Someone else starts clanging some horshoes together off in the distance, to get the snipes runnin. That's when you open the bag on the trail, and shine a flashlight in front of the sack. The birds will run into the sack, because they think its a safe dark place. If properly played out, you can have people sittin out in the woods fer hours! LOL
     
  12. milkstoolcowboy

    milkstoolcowboy Farmer

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    How do you know how much the cow's production went down after she was allegedly tipped? Did you show up the farm the next few days and ask about the cow's production, which I'm sure you could identify? Did you do this all by yourself? Or did you and a few of your dumb-*ss buddies just tippy-toe up on the cow?

    If you were worried about getting caught, I'd like to know how you found about what happened to their production and if the cow was out in a lot or pasture, how were you getting caught anyway?

    I think I heard about some guys like you. Went in a pasture, stepped in some sh*t, looked down, and said: "Good heavens, we're melting!"

    If you want to try some serious "cow tipping," I'll give you directions to a guy I know who raises Santa Gertrudis bulls in OK. I'd sure like to see you take a run at one of those boys.
     
  13. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    I think that got Milkstool fired up! :)
     
  14. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    Don't want to ruin your day but a COW is female...So, it would be "How much did you give HER." LOL

    A little poem...."THE COW IS OF THE BOVINE ILK....ONE END IS MOO..THE OTHER GIVES MILK!" :haha: I love cows! Not too crazy about steers and bulls though.

    Sometime I make little cow hot pads for presents and put this poem on them. :p

    LQ
     
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    My best friend at the time was also a dairy farmer ( his family). His father caught him tryin that on his own herd, gave him an ass woopin of a lifetime, all the while yelling about how it stresses the cow, and leads to lower production. As to the cow pie remark, no, we always were on the lookout, some really good mushrooms have been found in some of those pies. ;)The ignorance of youth was the driving factor in that, of course i would never condone that sort of action now.
     
  16. Sioux Nation

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    LMAO!!! That was good.
     
  17. Lavenderlady

    Lavenderlady In full bloom

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    Cowstoolcowboy is really BUGGS.
    This guy has a cowchip on his shoulder.
    :haha:
     
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    I got my tail 'punked' with that snipe hunting thing :eek: ....not so naieve now*l* Let's just say it was a long walk back through the middle of strange woods without a flash light and I'm a fast learner*lol* Never been cow tipping, my mom has told me interesting stories of her days at VA Tech though and their midnight cow tipping escapades. Might have to try it one day. I have wrestled them though in daylight, but that's another story. :D
     
  19. Stickywitch

    Stickywitch Well-Known Member

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    Oh I stand corrected.
    Now come over here, Little Quaker and let me thwarp you with my broom.
    :eek:
     
  20. Quint

    Quint Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'll admit to doing the cow tipping thing during one of my wilder periods as a kid. The real fun started when we got shot at.

    Mike D: "Holy <expletive redacted> He's shooting at us Quint!
    Quint: I think he may be missing on purpose but we had better keep running anyway!

    Mike D ended up running into a barbed wire fence and and he bled all over his new Dodge Daytona. He also managed to catch a most delicate part of his anatomy on the fence and had to go to the ER to get it stitched. He never did live that down. Even had a nickname involving barbed wire and that part of his anatomy.

    It is dumb but I think most country boys try it a time or two.