Sunday, July 26, 2015

Another Argument For Beefsteak

The cattle herd climbed over the fence we had put up Friday, and consumed all of my wife's petunias.  (I know they climbed it because when it cametime  to chase them out, the calves jumped the fence quite gracefully, and mother climbed over, getting a rear leg stuck for a while on top rail.)  The AirSoft does not have enough impact to do more than annoy them.  Paintball time!  Recommendations?  Not too much money, I hope. Do you have one that you no longer use that I can buy?

Sinking the fence posts:

10 comments:

AlanKH said...

Environmentalist warn us that cow flatulence is adding undue amounts of greenhouse gases. We're not eating them fast enough.

Billy Oblivion said...

http://www.electrobraid.com/wildlife/deer-fencing-electrobraid/

Doug Klassen said...

Beware of charges of "animal cruelty" for shooting cows with a paintball gun. True story: Some years ago an acquaintance of mine was informed by the Fish & Game Dept that shooting coyotes with his paintball gun was "harassing wildlife." He asked if he could simply shoot them dead with his AR15 and the game officer said that would be permissible as that constitutes legal hunting.

Sounds like it's electric fence time for your property.

Fidel said...

You know, a .30-30 at around 150 grains has a long and honorable record with cattle....

Be polite, let the owner know that the next time is the last time.

Allen Cogbill said...

Electric fence, perhaps? Or, at least a higher fence. Post a photo of the current fence so we can know. I built lots of cattle fences while a youth, and few cattle got out. So what's the diff, I wonder?

Rob K said...

.308? They're on your land, they're yours-- or at least it's that way in Indiana. Knock a couple down and put them in your freezer, the owner will get serious about keeping on top of them.

StormCchaser said...

You could electrify the top strand of fence - that would discourage the mother, at least. It doesn't cost much and is not dangerous. I don't know about legal or ordinance issues, though.

StormCchaser said...

BTW... when I was in high school I had the unfortunate experience of trying to go over a the fence for a dairy herd. The shock was, well, a shock, but it didn't hurt me.

Clayton Cramer said...

rob K: Open range state, can't do that.

bud said...

Fortunately, you're dealing with cattle, which will respond to the "incentives" provided by electric fencing. Buffalo, OTOH...

There's some real tricks to building a good electric fence, but the internet is pretty handy, as opposed to finding out via error, or being laughed at by the neighbor.

It doesn't make economic sense to put up a big fence, unless you're trying to keep them *in*. Fence up the garden with a buffer zone around it. Sign it well, and good luck.