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You can’t make this up

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Cattle (Feed & Forages)' started by Skiesblue, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    Had to close off a section of pasture with a cattle panel. I tied 3 bandannas on it so our steer would notice and not run into/trash the ‘gate’. He ATE the bandannas. I rescued one. He’s 700 plus pounds and headed to freezer camp in two weeks. How much trouble should I expect?
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2019
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Seems awful "light" to be headed to camp... :idunno I would have expected a camp bound steer to be in the 1000-1200lb+ range... No idea what breed though so again, :hu Hope he turns out delicious for you!
     
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    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    I could be off on weight but- small freezer ornery steer and other considerations. Hoping this alternative roughage will not cause problems.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'd say just keep a close eye on him...if he starts acting like he's in distress ya might think about moving up the date for "camp."
     
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    Foxtrotters19

    Foxtrotters19 Ridin' The Range

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    I hope your bandanna eating steer doesn't develop any digestive issues....
     
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    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    The bandannas were pink. He’s well fed. What the hell? (Sorry I’m just boggling on this one). I had a ewe once. Scoured high and low. Caught her eating insulation. I raced after her desperately trying to get it away from her while it disappeared down her gullet. I wrote her off as done (couldn’t catch her to treat). Scour went away and she gave me several healthy lambs thru the years.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019
    Skiesblue

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    So far so good. Thank goodness I didn’t use an old pillowcase.
     
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    Skiesblue

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    Still good although the steer patties might be ... unusual.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2019
    Skiesblue

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    He is a dark brown Gok- God only knows. Seriously a longhorn mutt of some sort. We’ve had good luck with these however and they aren’t too expensive. He’s definitely cheeky though. I’m going to be happy to have him in the freezer. T minus one week.
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2019
    greybeard

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    By 'light' I'm pretty sure LS was referring to it's weight not color.
     
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