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Old July 15th 03, 11:29 PM
RJ Webb
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On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 22:14:12 +0100, Pief [email protected] wrote:

ayeMeHarties: |[ peter hall's ]| ahoy...
Hi I've been a lurker for some time now and feel for the first time that I
may have something to add to the thread.
Having worked with cattle for over 30 years I must agree with previous
writers that Bulls must at all times be treated with caution. They can turn
remarkably, almost on a sixpence (2.5p for you young 'uns) and can easily
out-run a human. However I have never been hurt or even had a close shave
with a Bull (possibly because of my caution) whereas I have suffered broken
ribs and more bruises than I could count from cows and more again from young
heifers. To heifers play is fun, and a friendly crowd of heifers gently
knocking you about can be the most painful of all. Carry a stick and don't
be afraid to use it if challenged, the brief pain you inflict on the animal
is nothing to what they are capable of doing to you, and they will forget it
in no time.

You mean I can wack'em with a stick?
Now I know what to do, I thought that would just p,ss them off more

No ... Its good advice. Handled cattle soon learn about sticks and
respect them. No 2 item in my anti bull armoury when I used to work
with them. (1 was of course a bucket of oats). Yet to have had trouble
with heifers, but they are intimidating if they get you running.

Richard Webb
Old July 16th 03, 06:51 PM
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One I knew years ago would tolerate children riding on its back!

Don't do this at home, children :-)

No, go outside and do it!

Sounds like a Hereford.

Richard Webb

Old August 6th 03, 05:15 PM
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On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 15:50:47 +0100, Hywel & Ros wrote

I'd be very suprised if there are 3 bulls in a field together. Bull calves,
or bullocks maybe, but not adult bulls. Without wanting to be patronising,
are you sure they were bulls and do you appreciate the difference ?

Prepare to be surprised. Big willies. No udders. Bulls. Three of them. Not
bullocks (though six ******** in total). One field.



Old August 7th 03, 10:59 PM
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The message t
from Irish Murdoch contains these words:

No udders. Bulls.

Hate to be pedantic but bulls *DO* have udders. They have the four tits
but they never develop into more than small nipples. Can be confusing
when trying to determine the sex of a very young calf.

Two or more bulls in the same field wil intially fight for dominance but
when the pecking order is properly sorted out they co-exist - after a


Old August 11th 03, 10:25 PM
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You can get helmets for tups which act the opposite to blinkers on
horses; ie They stop them seeing straight ahead and getting a long
run up for the charge and collision.


The message
from (RJ Webb) contains these words:

For real violence - stick some tups that are strangers together at
this time of year. Results can often be fatal.

Richard Webb

Saw this in Orkney. My neighbour put a Suffolk tup and a Shetland tup
together. The tiny Shetland badly injured the huge Suffolk - it also
managed to break the shepherd's leg!


Old March 12th 17, 10:24 AM posted to uk.rec.walking
Adam Lea[_2_]
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On 13/07/2003 17:34, Five Cats wrote:
In article , Gordon
Five Cats wrote

It is also far from unknown for them to put rings in the nose of a cow
or two, just to scare the punters!

Seen that too in the Dales. The thing was staring at us, and held us up
for a few minutes until my companion said "It's got tits"!

M***** again? ;-)

But seriously, cows with calves can be *very* dangerous especially if
there is a dog about.

I had a less than pleasant encounter with a herd of cows on a guided
walk. We were crossing a field and there were about 20 cows in the
corner of the field. Sods law dictated that this was the corner where
the footpath led to exit the field. Initially the cows just looked at
us, but then became increasingly agitated. They had calves, and one of
the group had a dog, so I'm guessing that set them off charging towards
us. Half of us ran back the way we had come, half of us headed in a
perpendicular direction (thankfully downhill), the cows did likewise. We
just got to a gate in time and into the next field before the cows
reached the gate and could go not further. They were making a right
noise. After someone managed to contact the group leader and found out
where everyone else was, I worked out where we were on my OS map, where
the rest of the group were, and led us off-piste through a woodland
alongside a stream which brought us onto a country lane where the rest
of the group were.

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