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Date:8/23/2014 8:25:50 AM
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Yea he pretty much charged- I was trying to "shoo" him back but the other bulls were playing their dumb bull/dominance games and he was getting crabby and well... I was the straw that broke the camels back! So he rammed me against an 8in steel post and broke my ribs! Not fair- I was just the "straw!"

I guess I didn't realize Pacas were so small- weight wise. Alota leg, alota neck and a whole lota fluff!! They can spit can't they? How many do you have? Do you have them just for fun? I think you can get pretty good $$ for breeding pairs, but what about their fluff? Are they a meat animal? At 180 there can't be alot of meat, but is it like a delicacy or anything? I don'tthink I could ever have them- I already have a bunch of cows that are never gonna see a slaughterhouse or salebarn- what would I do with a bunch of cute fluffy Pacas?

I like fenceing- mostly I like the look of a nice fence and knowing that, unless the deer run through it, I don't have to worry about my cows going on walk-about. And most of them are too tame to figure out that you should run from honking vehicles and would get smucked on the road! I still check on them especially when I put them in the pasture for the first time. I've even driven my Monte Carlo out in the hay and corn fields to check on them at 2 AM!! :) I'm no great fencer by any means, my boyfriend is far FAR more knowledgable. His fam has a huge ranch. We just have a small dairy and wanna be beef herd.

Except for a few years when he worked in town, my dad has milked cows since HS. I was in the barn when I was only a few weeks old- till a cow got out of her stanchion and walked right past the box I was lying in on the ground!! After that my sister stayed in the house w me(she was 14 then) during chores.

I currently have 36 beef, I think, mostly yearlings and bbs, but they are up and coming beef cows!! Then there's the 13 dairy, mostly Holsteins, 8 of them are milking in Dad's barn, a couple steers, and then there's Paul the Wonder Steer (its a wonder he's still alive) and Abby the free martin heifer. The last 2 are my "pets" and are 4 1/2 years old. I was checking the fence the other day and Abby left the herd to follow me around the fence, all the way back up to the yard, then she went running back to the herd!! Yep, how do you eat your 1700lb dog?? I can't and I'm not gonna let anyone else!!
Holy cow- I just wrote a novel! I would like to dedicate this to my cows cuz without them I probably wouldn't have any goofy stories to tell;)
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