Cows and teeny tiny horns
When we got our new cows they'd had that powder stuff put on their horn buds that make them - the horns! - not grow, but it hadn't worked on some of them so their wee horns were growing in. They can't go on cattle trucks with horns so we got the vet in to remove them when they were still small. They get an injection of anaesthetic in each horn area then the vet uses sort of lopper things to remove the horns and sprays them with an antibiotic after. It's painless and the cows were totally unstressed, but I still decided to go into town! I am a farming wimp!
These photos are courtesy of the lovely Chelsea. Dustin and Lloyd helped Matt, the vet, as our crush has seen better days and is definitely more suited to a larger cow!
It all went smoothly and the cows were still coming up for cuddles afterwards so they don't seem to hold it against us.
Aoife and Ruairidh were in a strop because they didn't get to go with the others, but they were the lucky ones.