are holsteins aggressive?

Discussion in 'Dairy Cattle Discussion' started by rene, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. rene

    rene New Member

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    are holsteins aggressive? yesterday i saw a lil aggresion in Halfnhalf demeanor. Uhh oh no. I seen this in some of these crazy beef cows here. So... ???
     
  2. Fairfarmhand

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    Bull calf? Yes, dairy bulls are notoriously aggressive. Even if you think a steer was banded, sometimes you can miss one. which makes them a real headache to deal with.
     

  3. rene

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    No this is a u year and a half heifer
     
  4. Fairfarmhand

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    hmmm....as a rule, Holsteins are pretty mellow. However, between 1-2 years of age plenty of cows start testing the waters. You have to remind them who is boss. I have Holstein heifer that's about the same age as yours. We loaned her to a friend to keep his single cow company when he brought his others over here for breeding with our bull. While she was there, she learned some bad habits....butting up against people for scratches and treats....so we are re-training her to give us space and respect people.

    We've often found too that cycling cows that are not bred often tend to be a little more unpredictable than a cow that is pregnant. Usually these cows settle right down once they are bred.
     
  5. DoubleR

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    What she said ^^^^ :D
     
  6. rene

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    So basically she saw the last cow act up and jump fences so she coping this...?
     
  7. DoubleR

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    Did I miss something?
     
  8. Fairfarmhand

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    well, that could be it. Or someone could be in heat, which makes cows act incredibly stupid. I'd be putting up some hot wires now. Don't make the mistake of not having the fence turned to its highest setting. You want that cow to decide, I don't want any of this! the first time that they get into the fence. If you start out with the fence lower, the cow will decide that it's not so bad to get shocked and will be a continual houdini.
     
  9. rene

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    About 2 weeks or so ago I loaded and took away a cow that was jumping fences and crushing them. I keep them rotating theses fields like musical chairs repairing old delapidataed fences . I feed them everyday to keep them happy. They in good shape , but fields need improvement and besides cuttin and rollin Hay which I know good enough I know nothing
     
  10. rene

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    Got home from the dairy (work) and Halfnhalf has escaped double electrified fence. She has just purchased a one way tix to graceville stockyard. Arrgg. I am have sinus problems, one heifer jumpin fences and a sick calf. The good thing in sll this is rhe lil boy is fightin to live.yay
     
  11. DoubleR

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    I'm sorry to hear that. Tough part of this life :( Hang in there
     
  12. rene

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    I called work scinse she came from there , if they knew who would be interested in here. a trait i dont desire in any animal i fred well
     

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  13. rene

    rene New Member

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    No fence jumpers
     
  14. Fairfarmhand

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    She;s very pretty. It's a shame that you have to get rid of her.
     
  15. rene

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    She halter broke. Yea im not, happy about this but... im lookin for a good fam home for her
     
  16. comfortablynumb

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    The Holstein i have in the back yard here is dangerously aggressive for one day a month when she cycles. Other than that short 12 hours or so, shes like a sleepy puppy and wouldn't hurt a fly.

    We bred her and thats how we knew it was a success, day 30 rolled past, then 60... and she didnt fly into an estrogenic rage and try to kill me.

    As i have observed all the Holstiesn on the farm where the GF works, they all seem to be pretty laid back calm cows as a breed.
     
  17. rene

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    Oh maybe thats wat it was. Umm... sometimes I'm inpatient