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Halter breaking

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Cattle' started by newbiekat, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 14, 2017
    newbiekat

    newbiekat Loving the herd life

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    Hi again! We loved our new little calf (Decaf) that we got another one. This one is 10 weeks old. Trained to a bottle, but the farmer threw the bottle over the fence and walked away, so she was never given a bottle by a person (after she learned to take it). We are now wanting to halter break her, so we have been using the bottle as incentive. It's been working great and she walks well on the halter, my problem is that she RUNS from you in the pen before we catch her, but once she is in the barn she knows she's caught and just stands there.

    How do we train her not to run from us before we catch her?

    She is a Zebu cross (we think Brahma, for obvious reasons:lol:).
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  2. Jun 18, 2017 at 2:03 PM
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast Moderator

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    Bribing with treats is always a good thing to try. Cattle, no matter the age, are food-motivated.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2017 at 11:13 PM
    newbiekat

    newbiekat Loving the herd life

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    What kind of treats? Every time I bring out grain my goats are all over it, and she won't come near me if the goats are in her space. So should I separate her from them and work with her one on one?