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ninthace

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Re: Cows again
« Reply #75 on: 14:15:53, 06/10/20 »
That is exactly the reason why I get irritated by macho and blasť accounts by some members who downplay the potential dangers from cattle. We should not forget that forum posts are read by a far, far greater number of casual visitors who are looking for information than we might imagine. Therefore (I believe), forum members have a responsibility to encourage caution and wariness in their posts on the subject, as well as giving advice based on experience that promotes a safety-first approach.
Equally I do not believe we should foster a spirit of hysteria.  The very fact that incidents involving cows make the news shows just how rare they are.  We do not yet know the circumstances of the last tragic incident so we should reserve comment.  I would always urge treating cows with respect and heeding the advice concerning cows with calves or entering a field of cows with a dog in company.  Cows are prey animals, they will react defensively if they feel that they, or their young, are threatened.  I am especially cautious of large groups of young animals which can be quite boisterous and accidents can happen.
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Re: Cows again
« Reply #76 on: 17:03:17, 06/10/20 »
Found out this afternoon why new signage appeared on styles around local farmers fields... (26/9)
Talking to a guy I know who came across someone he regularly meets whilst out walking his dog, his face was in a right state...
Asked what had happened, 'those cows I walk through nearly everyday have trampled me, should see the state of my back'.
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ninthace

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Re: Cows again
« Reply #77 on: 20:36:12, 06/10/20 »
Two useful videos here.
Walking or running across a field of cattle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSU54mzljg
Crossing a field of cattle with a dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWmpwwhuoM4
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Re: Cows again
« Reply #78 on: 21:08:24, 06/10/20 »
Two useful videos here.


The cattle in the videos were quite calm, just a bit curious and they were his cattle so they knew him. The cattle were trotting a bit but were not aggressive or charging. Cows behaving like this are fine/normal so the videos are not that useful unless you have never been in a field with cattle before.











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ninthace

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Re: Cows again
« Reply #79 on: 21:13:39, 06/10/20 »

The cattle in the videos were quite calm, just a bit curious and they were his cattle so they knew him. The cattle were trotting a bit but were not aggressive or charging. Cows behaving like this are fine/normal so the videos are not that useful unless you have never been in a field with cattle before.
Perhaps you had something more like this in mind, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcCMQe4S4ho but if you watch it to the end, they are just curious.


Or this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfXhsuyM7sA  Can you see what they did wrong?
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Re: Cows again
« Reply #80 on: 21:20:50, 06/10/20 »
Perhaps you had something more like this in mind, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcCMQe4S4ho but if you watch it to the end, they are just curious.


 ;D  No ninthace, I don't. The cattle were not really attacking? They were eating grass for goodness sake.



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« Reply #81 on: 11:31:28, 07/10/20 »
Two useful videos here.
Walking or running across a field of cattle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSU54mzljg
Crossing a field of cattle with a dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWmpwwhuoM4
clicked on the the second of your links, not that have a dog.  ::) Anyway this link caught my eye; How Dangerous Are Cows To Walkers?
Left me a bit puzzled, when young farmers today don't differentiate between cows and heifers, I wonder are they qualified to do undertake a Safety Assessment. I agree with you absolutely about not over reacting, on the flip of the coin the inaction of the Agricultural Industry to react at all is probably is the issue we should be more concerned about.


At least the chap with the dog is demonstrating in a field with Beef Yearlings and he does refer to them as cattle, these will be a mixture of heifers and bullocks. Dairy Heifer followers will all have been reared on the bucket.


In both, the animals are all young stock. These are the type of herds found on lowlands, have these two stockmen been to agricultural college, if so they should be aware that location makes a difference to the types of herds the walker is likely to come in contact with. There is now a distinct difference between the types of colleges for further education, training and learning. When further learning is divorced from research it becomes static.
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Re: Cows again
« Reply #82 on: 11:44:17, 07/10/20 »
clicked on the the second of your links, not that have a dog.  ::) Anyway this link caught my eye; How Dangerous Are Cows To Walkers?
 Dairy Heifer followers will all have been reared on the bucket.

A minor point not actually related to the risk element of cattle but I am pleased to buy milk from what they term an 'ethical' dairy - i.e. one where the cows raise their own calves rather than the calves being bucket fed.  Just thought this might be of interest to some.
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