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Working Cattle!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,797 Senior Member
edited February 2020 in Clubhouse #1
Worked cattle at my best friends place yesterday. We only had 6 that needed to be branded and tipped. The cattle are all tame enough to pet, hand feed, and generally handle. Until you start branding and tipping and freaking them out. So, some friends came over to help. 
I was in the pens with the cattle. Sorting and herding them into the squeeze chute. 
The reason I posting this.......I handed my boy my new IPhone 11 Pro Max and told him to take pics. 
I’m impressed with both his composition and the phone’s camera. 

Little Girl


Foxy




"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Buddy




    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Red


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Ears


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    edited February 2020 #6
    And the only one who tried to kill us......

    Dirty Dan



    He was last and the only one I didn’t trust. The catch man missed him in the chute and we had to let him go. Try and get him back in the pens and back through the chute. Well........that really pissed him off!
    He put us all over the fence several times. Trying to get him back through the run and into the chute. Put me up a tree three times and over the fence three times. Finally got him back in the chute and worked. 

    After all was said and done, we let them chill out in the pasture then went out to pet them. Everyone was fine.........except Dirty Dan. He was still pissed. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,122 Senior Member
    I've clamped a few bulls in my lifetime. Damned near shook the barn off the foundations....

    Your new phone takes some really nice pics.

    Denny
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,220 Senior Member
    One of my favorite chores...really miss working cattle...

    Great pictures...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,157 Senior Member
    I don't know anything about cattle or ranching. The pictures make it look the cattle were working you guys.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,220 Senior Member
    I don't know anything about cattle or ranching. The pictures make it look the cattle were working you guys.
    It can certainly get that way...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,132 Senior Member
    Red looked kind of pissed off.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,729 Senior Member
    Great pictures!  Genetics work 👍👍
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,793 Senior Member
    I would not want to mess with those horns.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,328 Senior Member
    I don't know a thing about cows, except they taste great when cooked properly. But those are some great pics from a phone.  Your boy didn't get any of you climbing the tree?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I don't know a thing about cows, except they taste great when cooked properly. But those are some great pics from a phone.  Your boy didn't get any of you climbing the tree?

    There is video. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Red looked kind of pissed off.
    He wasn’t pleased. But, Dan was pissed. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,364 Senior Member
    I did not like working cattle like that, but I REALLY hated working goats.  Cows are dumb and only rarely get ideas.  Goats will get ideas like "I can climb him like a tree to get over the fence," and "When he is turned I'm going to ram the side of his knee."

    Great pics, BTW. 
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    I don't know anything about cattle or ranching. The pictures make it look the cattle were working you guys.
    It can certainly get that way...
    We let the heifers calve at the house pasture then keep them and their calves there for a couple years. Taming them down in the process. Any cattle to be kept out of the calves get branded, named and tamed down even more. 
    Eventually they are moved over to the big ranch with the rest of the cattle. 
    A few of the “pets” always remain at the house pasture to help tame down the next batch of heifers and calves. 

    They really are like pets.  This is Buddy two years ago. 

    1.5 years ago. 


    Last Fall


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Foxy as a calf. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,220 Senior Member
    We had a Angus bottle bull on the place who was a "pet" right up until he got to feeling his "maleness"...normally, when he started doing his pawing and head shaking nonsense you could just throw your hat at him and he'd take off....The day we loaded him in the trailer for his trip to the sale barn...he started his stuff and my friend Ricky threw his hat in his face...and that bull just stomped that hat...and put us all over the corral fence...things went downhill from there...took us two hours and a 25 year old cutting horse to get that bastard in the trailer
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    Ears 
    Red

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    Looks like a good day for boys to learn "stuff"
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,429 Senior Member
    Worked for a vet one summer in college. Worked 65 cows and calves one morning. Should have taken about 2 hours. Took about 5 hrs. The cows were definitely not tame.  

    Lot different than working with the dairy cows my grandfather had.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Looks like a good day for boys to learn "stuff"
    I do my best to afford as many life experiences as I can. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    edited February 2020 #25
    Freckles and her daughter, Foxy will eat cubes out of my mouth. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    He did a fine job snapping these.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,793 Senior Member
    Some of those pictures don't look quite "natural." Where they edited with software apps?
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,364 Senior Member
    It looks like an “HDR” (high dynamic range) filter was used.  That is built in to most camera apps.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,797 Senior Member
    The phone camera has a Portrait Feature and HD feature. 
    I also ran them through SnapSeed. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,161 Senior Member
    I don't know much about cattle, but I have a friend who grew up around them.  He told me once that you don't own cattle, they own you.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,220 Senior Member
    I don't know much about cattle, but I have a friend who grew up around them.  He told me once that you don't own cattle, they own you.
    Same goes for any livestock...even poultry..
    You don't own them....you marry them...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
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