fencing for yearling heifer?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by roocrazy, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
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    would this panel work for containing a yearling heifer? I would have the electric wire above the panel... with the wire the fence would be about 5 ft.
     
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:Paranoid person that I am, I would suggest you maybe find something to cover the tops of those metal posts. Not sure about cows but my horses would find a 100 ways to die or puncture themselves. I have known some cows and they were rather rambunctious and loved to try and get out [​IMG]
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    i see.so maybe weld a round post on top?
     
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:That might be helpful. I don't know how big that heifer is but it might be cheaper than having to suture her up if she gets her head caught in this. I have had horses get tangled in electified, highly visible tape that they should have to have been able to touch in the first place- so I get paranoid. One fo my best friends is a vet so I get all the stories of animals running into bale spears and t-posts and stuff like that [​IMG]
     
  5. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use 3 strands of electric wire with a good charger that puts out a lot of Juice. My 2 calves are in with my horses and I have no problems with any of them escaping [​IMG] I too would be worried about the sharp tops, maybe a grinder and grind them off level [​IMG]
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    A couple of electric wires are all it takes to keep most cows in, although it takes MORE wires to keep predators out
     
  7. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    Quote:in my area. i wouldn't have to worry about predators AS much. shes my show heifer. Her pen isn't that big being i walk her and wash her 3+ times per day in the summer when shes at my place. Her pen is also 50 yrds or less from my bedroom window.
     
  8. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put those up to a wood or welded frame, with the hot wire to the inside if you want her to stay off the fence. I've yet to have cattle my self, but worked some from horse back. Just tossing this out there, cuz I'm 99.9% sure your sweet show girl will be very happy with all that handling, but as far as cattle and wild stores I have seen some crazy SOBs take out welded panels with out batting an eye...and 1200 rodeo bulls clear 4 & 5 foot fences. And at the same time I've seen cows that were worked so much all you had to do was point and they went.

    Now I'm just asking, I know you want them clean but is that more for cooling or??? Do you use soap or just hose her down? I know my skin can't take that much washing, I brake out.
    I've shown dairy goats and all I did was trim them, but at some point when I have cattle I'd like to show them.
     
  9. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    Quote:well the big-shot cattle showers will have coolers for their cattle to be stuffed in all day, but a few fans on them and daily washings they'll grow hair just the same. I soap her once per day for hair quality. but other than that. its just rinses. but water will trap in heat sooo youll want to save up for a cattle blow dryer. kinda spendy but they work;) my heifer is very sweet(for the most part, sometimes after shes cooped up in the "cooler" all she wants to do is have some fun, so i just wanna walk while shes kickin her heels. [​IMG] )(they have more power than id have relized!
     

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