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Adam Klaus wrote:manfred- quick question for your knowledge-

what are your thoughts on the bull's horns? I fully appreciate the perceiving nature of the cow's horns, and their vital role in the life and health of a cow.

For my own selfish concerns over farm safety, I have been using dehorning paste on my bulls. For male animals that I plan to harvest young as beefs, I let their horns be. But for my bull, who I plan to have for 4-5 years, I have been preventing the growth of their horns. Not something I feel great about, truly.

I never hear much discussion of the meaning and value of the bull's horns. My understanding is that they are solid, unlike the blood-filled cow horns. Is this right? I have been told that whereas cow horns are remarkable organs of perception and communication, bull horns are basically large fingernails used as weapons. This seems a bit callous, but I dont know anything myself. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this subject.
Thanks for your teaching



I've only seen the thicker points with cow horns, and don't know what bull horns might be vibrationally used for. I can surmise that one wouldn't want to emphasize the character of the bull too much , over the nurture/nature of the cow, but that's speculation and experiment, if there were time. I'll ask my colleagues if they ever heard anecdotes of that.
I've always got my horns cleaned already, but understand that there's an inner horn with the bulls and bloodfilled too.
The more they are treated biodynamically, respecting their nature,facilitating contentedness, the less concern there may be about potential horn damage from outer aggravation. My friend has 30 Highland cows with the large horns similar to longhorns.

I've all of a sudden got a ton of work coming up, so i thought i'd just recommend one of my favorite sites to y'all. It's well presented with diagrams and touches on most of the basics in an understandable way....and it's still free access.!

For those who may find it daunting to make the preparations all themselves, they are available from the Josephine Porter Institute.... google..... I get most of ours locally .

http://oregonbd.org/Class/Mod4.htm
later,...manfred
 
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