Have you ever felt that knowledge is power?
How do you convert that knowledge to power?
It takes some drive to get out there and seek the knowledge to be successful. It takes confidence to teach it.
Cows teach their calf to find the right foods, how to survive in the environment they are provided, and who to trust.
In the center, far back of this photo is a cow that was quite tame. She was halter trained. She always gave us a hard time going into the trailer. I used to have a blue trailer, that was darkish inside. It was basically a “metal cave on wheels” The cows always seemed to need to be pushed in. This cow would absolutely NOT go in it. She gave us no end of trouble to load up. I hadn’t thought about it, but when I got my aluminum trailer, that same stubborn cow walked in like it was another step across the pasture. It was a eureka moment when I realized that it was the dark cave that she didn’t like.
It’s kinda like when you put cows in the north end of the barn instead of the south door. Trust me, it matters to them!
While I can’t explain all of what cows think, I have learned from years of working with my British Whites that they are quite intelligent, and they really know what they are doing.