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CaliFarmsAR

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Nice, now I just got to wait 3 more year then I get a steer. Can you like write and arrival on how to train them? I would love to go to school on my steer. That would be so funny!!!
Awesome! I can try and made a thread on how I trained her!! The biggest thing you need though is your cows trust!!!
 

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Odd fact. Many of the wagon trains on the Oregon trail ONLY allowed oxen to pull the wagons. Although horses are much faster in short runs cattle could handle long distances more reliably and with less foot/hoof trouble than horses.
And you could eat them if anything did happen. Possibly milk them on the way and breed them when you go their depending on what you and the others used. Many did have a milk cow in the line up.


And NO cattle holding a person is not even close to a problem for your dear bovine.
 

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I would have loved to see that!
I think I have a picture I’ll have to look. He and the steer went to county fairs and got a letter from the governor. The steer lived a tidy sum of years but sadly was struck and killed by a train. Great grandfather sued the railroad for negligence and won. I think he donated the money to the local Congregationalist church but stories vary.
 

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Odd fact. Many of the wagon trains on the Oregon trail ONLY allowed oxen to pull the wagons. Although horses are much faster in short runs cattle could handle long distances more reliably and with less foot/hoof trouble than horses.
And you could eat them if anything did happen. Possibly milk them on the way and breed them when you go their depending on what you and the others used. Many did have a milk cow in the line up.


And NO cattle holding a person is not even close to a problem for your dear bovine.
Wow!!! That’s amazing to know!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! 😊
 

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I think I have a picture I’ll have to look. He and the steer went to county fairs and got a letter from the governor. The steer lived a tidy sum of years but sadly was struck and killed by a train. Great grandfather sued the railroad for negligence and won. I think he donated the money to the local Congregationalist church but stories vary.
We definitely would love to see pictures if you can find/have them!!!
 

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We definitely would love to see pictures if you can find/have them!!!
I will work on it. Two things- I was evicted during my last move and things were lost and family drama. My great grandfather actually isn’t because my father isn’t my father (land that jet after six decades) so I ziplocked and stowed certain photos err somewhere. An ice storm is headed my way in about 14 hours so I have to shift gears. I will post as soon as I find. I joke about my paternal possibilities so don’t be uncomfortable. I posted great grandfather as a simplification. I just put that stuff back. Apparently further back 😜.
 

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I will work on it. Two things- I was evicted during my last move and things were lost and family drama. My great grandfather actually isn’t because my father isn’t my father (land that jet after six decades) so I ziplocked and stowed certain photos err somewhere. An ice storm is headed my way in about 14 hours so I have to shift gears. I will post as soon as I find. I joke about my paternal possibilities so don’t be uncomfortable. I posted great grandfather as a simplification. I just put that stuff back. Apparently further back 😜.
Ok!! Yeah, that ice storm is coming fast!!! And ok 😂
 
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