a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Bull Whisperer

Hubby raises Gelbvieh cattle.  This is Collateral, son of 2008 National Grand Champion Gelbvieh Collateral. He costs more pennies than he weighs. Doesn't look very big laying down.  He is talking to hubby.

Both these guys are big.

Like all the creatures on our farm, they are gentle.  Hubby is standing way back because only a dummy takes chances.

Stand Collateral up and he's quite the man.

Proof is in the pudding, like this year's calves.

Any bovine that can produce this big pile is bound to produce good calves.


Gennasus said...

I'm way behind, trying to catch up and you have so much to catch up with!

I'm so glad Gypsy found a home, hope she'll be happy there. Great to see you on horse-back, keep it up! Love that white deer, well done on getting those shots.

As for Yoda, he's gorgeous! So glad he came back to you. I wonder what he's a mixture of? His ears rival those of the papillons!

Pat said...

Holy SHIT! And I thought I was the only one who took pictures of POOP! LOL! I had to take pictures of it when we were in Yellowstone and all the buffalo left piles, huge piles, all over!

I love cows. I have never heard of this breed before. I'm a city girl. Wait - are they called cattle? LOL! Nice rich reddish color!

One of my very first posts was about the cows where we camped. You'll have to go back and read it.

Between you being a dog whisperer, and your husband a bull whisperer, I hope the two of you take time to whisper in EACH OTHER'S ears once in awhile! LOL!

Carla said...

Love your measurements by poop. The boy I babysit poops alot, and big time, so maybe he'll turn out to be something impressive:) Beautiful bull, love the name Collateral. AND your header-WOW!!

Rudee said...

That's one amazing pile of dung. Obviously, not only is he a big boy, he's a well fed one, too.

Breathe said...

Wow. I think I like the bulls without horns better. I'm still not over my encounter! :)

Pyatshaw said...

We were always told, "Never trust a bull".
You seem to have been having some nice sunny weather again, warm enough for flip flops. And I thought British weather was fickle!

Tina said...

Well, not being a farm girl I will have to take your word for it on that last statement!! That is quite a load there!! He is a beautiful animal and I don't blame your hubby one bit for not getting too close, I know I wouldn't!

DesertHen said...

That is one big pile of Poop and one nice looking bull!

Sunny said...

What a handsome animal and a lot of BS! I've never heard of that breed, I love his reddish color.
Sunny :)

A Melbourne Girl said...

He's an absolute beauty Gail!! What a gorgeous boy.

~Tonia said...

He is Beautiful!!! Even if he didnt mean to hurt you he could!! Thats why I prefer smaller animals.. Like my goats. I generally can push them around not have to worry about them squishing me. I have family in the cattle business. They spend some serious money on them. They raise Limosines(sp?)
The squirrel header is great!!

Journaling Woman said...

He looks like a teddy bear. Beautiful animal.

I grew up around cattle and sooo miss it.

Grammy said...

He's a big one. I am glad you got a wonderful baby from him too.

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