Trivia: Feeder cows are heavy weight yearlings usually steers or heifers, raised for meat on high concentrate diets. Stocker cattle are lightweight calves in a grazing program to intended as feeder cows. The difference between feeder and stocker cattle can depend on more than weight or age. Generally speaking, fleshy cows over 600 pounds (272 kg.) are usually considered feeders (unless they are heifers being retained for breeding purposes). Stocker cattle are those that will be raised in some type of foraging or grazing program to produce feeder cows.
To learn how to train stockdogs to work cattle please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:
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See Cowology – An Excerpt:
See also Starting a Dog on Cows – Part I:
See also Starting a Dog on Cows – Part II: