Cattle people helping in traffic problems

Discussion in 'General Cattle Discussion' started by Megan, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Megan

    Megan New Member

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  2. DoubleR

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    I've been called upon MANY times for accidents involving loose cattle along with just rounding up loose cattle on the roads. The worst are cattle hit by cars. :(
     

  3. Megan

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    Yikes on the cattle hitting cars. Does it usually kill the cow, or just break legs or internal injuries? Do you have to get front end loaders to move the disabled and dead cattle?

    Do you do the round up via horse or 4-wheel atv type vehicles?
     
  4. DoubleR

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    Yes it's not pretty. Had both. Probably with laws have been the biggest hurdle when they are still alive. Legally I can not euthanize the animal without owners convent. Generally the owners no where to be found. It's a tough situation to be in.
    The animal stays where it is unless it is deceased. Quad, horse, vehicle or many people then drag it off the road. Generally I have to wait for authorization from the police department or sheriff department. There's always an accident report. Usually vehicles are totaled.
    Cattle along with horses usually get hit in the legs which sends them into the windshield. People are killed by this sometimes. The animal never wins. :(
     
  5. CROWEmtnFARMS

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    Yeah the one i had get hit was a fancy full angus heifer. Broke her front leg. She never recovered so now she on a plate at supper time about twice a wk. only meat we lost was that leg no bruising anywherelse. She could stil walk just had a bad limp and coulndt stand for a bull to mount.
     
  6. Megan

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    Well, at least she was still useful to you. And steak is good.