Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Trained Bull Is a Good Bull

Wanted to show y'all how my boys act when I feed.  Like gentlemen...



Not only does Stubby listen well, so does Mojo.  When I go into his pasture, I tell him the same thing.  He has to get on the other side of the trough for me to feed.  He listens and does as instructed.

I showed the video to my coworker this morning.  He couldn't believe it.  Of course, he's not a cattle person so his astonishment was more than I figure y'all's will be!  He said, "They actually listen to you.  Like they know exactly what you said."  Then he asked how I did that.  Told him I don't really know.  I just tell them and they listen.  Guess it's that "Bull Whisperer" thing!  HA!

16 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

WOw! thw Bull Wisperer at work!!! They are good boys, and at that size they need to be!

Mikey said...

Ha! They do listen, really well! Those are some big kids :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Very cool!

LindaG said...

I'm glad to see that not all bulls are unreasonable. ;)
Other than tussling to see who would get to eat first, they seem very well behaved, indeed! :)

Hope you're all doing well! Have a blessed weekend. ♥

lisa said...

That is great! I had a feed bunk like that once and I went to feed the steers one evening and what did I find, one of the steers laying in the bunk stuck and of course they know me and he didn't even try to get out when I came to feed, it took the neighbor that is never in their pasture to come in and as soon as he saw someone he didn't know in his territory, he wiggled and squirmed and got himself unstuck, I couldn't believe it!

Linda said...

Goodness! With all that head/horn tossing I'd want them on the other side too!! They are goo boys:D

the Goodwife said...

LOL! I'm glad you taught them this, cuz you know I worry about you with those big ole bulls! It always cracks me up how non-farm critter folks are always so shocked that animals have brains.........lol.

Gail said...

Great listening and whispering, and a good idea to make them wait on the other side.

Many people do not give animals credit for intelligence.

mrscravitz said...

I make my horses stand at their feed trough! First one there gets fed first! Awesome you can do this with the Bulls! Love it!

Nicole said...

that's awesome! I wish my dad's bull was that nice... but he's mean and you have to watch out for him!

Shmoopywood said...

That is the cutest thing ever! They look nice? are they not nice?
I dont know anything about bulls really at all I always just assumed they are mean.

The Wife said...

Shmoopywood, Stubby, the bull on the left is nice to me. But have someone else come around, he's not. At the arena, he's hooked a horse and guys in the back. If someone walks by the trailer, he will slam up against it. People never believe me that he's sweet to me.

Eyebrows, the white spot, has never been nice. I can feed him from hand (thru a fence) but do not trust him at all.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Cowgirl Goods said...

They know who's boss;) Great little video, I love when you set the camera down and we caught some hoof! Cool!

Rising Rainbow said...

Good for you, you bull whisperer, you! That's pretty good they listen so you can feed them safely.

oneoldcowgirl said...

I think your life is just plumb interesting. Why have I been missin it? That Penolope is a looker.

Reddirt Woman said...

Your co-worker is probably trying to figure out if he should ask your secrets and if they would apply to getting kids to mind... since kids are way more dangerous than bulls.

Great fun post, Ms. B.W....