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Steer loading
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VKG    Posted 12-28-2002 at 08:03:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for all the support and help. We tryed and tryed to get him in there. One time we got close to getting him in there, but he turned and started to go over the fence pannel. He is 1000 lbs and is just to strong. We don't own a hot shot and I've talked to some cattle people and they also say to use them as a last resort. We will have to go with plan "B" and use another butcher, who will pick him up for an additional fee. We really wanted to use the other butcher because he shrink raps and the meat stays nicer longer. The plan "b" butcher uses butcher paper. Next time we will devise a chut system. We will watch and see how this guy loads him. Experience is the best teacher and we have had no experience with cattle and loading. Live and learn.


Otterpilot...an idea    Posted 12-28-2002 at 20:04:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

Though probably not a good one!


Okie-Dokie    Posted 12-28-2002 at 09:35:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't feel bad V. We have done the same thing too. The butcher has a "Kill Truck" that he drives out to the farm and kills and field dresses the steer then takes him back to the shop for processing. Our's gives you the choice of shrink wrap or paper. He charges $25.00 to do this. If you figure what it costs for gas and your time (f you work off the farm you have to take off work) it isn't so bad. Especially if you get a broken arm or worse loading a really mean critter.


TB    Posted 12-28-2002 at 09:27:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does he have a ring in his nose? If he does pass a rope through the trailer hook it to the ring and pull him in. Might be worth a try.


Larry    Posted 12-28-2002 at 08:17:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sorry to hear that things didn't go well with loading the steer. At least no one got hurt.

When I first started to raise pigs I would have one heck of a time getting them loaded. At that time I couldn't afford to buy extra gates to use in the loading process. But after a few years I was able to a buy what I needed,and in the mean time gained a little experience working with hogs. My freinds used to tell me that I had to be at least 10% smarter than the pigs. Maybe that's where the experience paid off. :-)


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