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Magnets for the cows??!!
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Patria / PR    Posted 11-22-2002 at 06:41:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I turned the tv on last night I had the chance to see only the last 10 minutes of a documental program. It had to do with something about magnets that can protect cows in pasture??!! I woke up meaning to post about this but at first thought as 'better not, this has to be some sort of blooper'. Is it? hehe tell me is not. Patria

Larry    Posted 11-22-2002 at 07:07:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hey Patria,
This is kind of funny. I too was watching a show on TV last night,but it was about some kind of blood sucking animal down in your neck of the woods. Is there anything to this story?

As for the magnets. Farmers put them in the stomach of their cattle to collect any metal pieces they may pick up while eating grass in the pasture. Mostly small bits of wire from fences. A cow has four stomachs and the magnet holds the metal in the first stomach to keep it from doing any damage to the rest of the digestive system. When this happens it's called hardware disease. When the cow is slaugtered there is sometimes several pounds of wire caught on the magnet.

I see a few others answered your quetion while I was typing this out. I was kicked off line a few times from incomeing phone calls when I was doing this.

GOOF    Posted 12-03-2003 at 14:50:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Patria / PR    Posted 11-22-2002 at 09:40:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hardware Disease? How else would this be called eh? :-)
They named the blod sucking animal you're telling me about, EL Chupacabras or goat sucker. It has killed many farm animals, and in the exact way each and every one of them. I'll send you a link because there's always two sides for a story like this. It's kind of interesting though. If you enter Chupacabras in your search engine you'll get many web matches.
Thanks Larry
Nice to 'see' you again:-)

PS: please Larry do me a favor and let me know if you could open the link or not?

Larry    Posted 11-22-2002 at 16:00:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Yep. That's the show I was watching. Did they make a big deal about it on the news down there?

Patria / PR    Posted 11-23-2002 at 07:46:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good Morning Larry, I'm having now my second cup of coffee...:-)
They show X-Files here so I guess they might have show the Chupacabras one. I didn't see it.
It was a big deal here, a lot of farm animals were killed in a funny way ,two small holes in the neck and the blod sucked.
I didn't actually followed every piece of news when this was happening, saw it on the tv news and that was about it. I could be a skeptie for many things, for this I can honestly say I don't know...would have to live 50 more years and the federal gov. might have some questions to answer,or not, like many other cases.
I'll be glad to live 30 more:-)

Burrhead    Posted 11-22-2002 at 14:46:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could open it okay Patria.

I read a little of it but I already seen them Chupacabras on the X-Files.

We have snowbirds around here that do about the same thing

Patria / PR    Posted 11-22-2002 at 15:02:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Burrhead..!
Oh really?! The Chupacabras in the X-Files?LOL No Sit:-)..
Was PR also the geographical location? Or was it mention?

Burrhead    Posted 11-22-2002 at 15:37:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
naw they was using the Mexican border along Arizona I think.

I pulled the covers up over my head and did'nt see much after the chupacabra ate the young girl that was watching the goats.

Scully found out it was the gals boyfriend that was the chupacabra and at the end of the show the feller and his brother had made it back to Mexico.

hehe...boyfriend was a copycat :-)    Posted 11-23-2002 at 07:49:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Morning Burr, I'm having my first cup of coffee..
What? you sleep with the cover up your head?? can you breath? nawwww, just kidding.
X-Files have filmed some of their shows in the Arecibo Obsevatory. Also many movies, like Jodie Foster's Contact.

ops..thanks for letting me know about the link    Posted 11-22-2002 at 15:06:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
good that it worked.

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 11-22-2002 at 06:54:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are little oblong shaped magnets about 4 inches long that they give cattle to swallow to collect bits of wire and other metal that the animal has inadvertantly eaten. It's an old tried and true method of getting the metal out of a cow...Lynch

Patria / PR    Posted 11-22-2002 at 09:10:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nice to 'see' you Lynch, heard your weather is still pretty good in TX.
4 inches long?!
Thanks for the input Lynch

DeadCarp    Posted 11-22-2002 at 06:53:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, it's true. You pay about $3 for one, it's a stack of round magnets about the size of a shotgun shell, (half as big as a weiner) you tip the cow's head back and pack it down her throat and it collects nails, bits of wire and other metals before they get to her other (cows have 4 stomachs) stomachs. One magnet lasts the life of the cow.

If yer kid spends too much on Lifesavers, take the magnet apart and offer him one of those. He'll be rolling it around with his tongue til he's 80. Naw, that part's kidding :)

Four Stomachs....    Posted 11-22-2002 at 08:51:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Four Stomachs... Makes sense. No, I'm kidding, makes no sense at all. What it does is to have managed a way to collect from their stomachs the metal they eat.
Thanks DeadCarp really thats my name !!    Posted 11-22-2002 at 18:51:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They were selling those here(P.A.) in the seventys, tellin ya ya could get better gas milage by puttin em on your fule lines. The only person that had any luck with them was our craze neighbor "milt". Dumb bugger put about three dozen of em in his gremlin, pulled too close to a tractor trailer at a light and got stuck to it !!! That driver got allaway to west V.A. before he new sumthing was wrong, said he thought he was being tailgated!! And.....well.......old milt was never right after that.

My brother's name also....    Posted 11-23-2002 at 07:59:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..all the way to west Virginia??!! LOL
Patria really thats my name !!    Posted 11-25-2002 at 07:01:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, Patria. With a name like that I'm shure your brother is a fine man. (pattin my self on the back ?) Yes alla way to west virginia ! his gas mileage on that trip was 86 mpg. Woulda been better than that, But he had to run the air on account of the fact that it was HOT behind that rig.

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