Having had some passing association with dairy cattle and the odd bull or two when I was young way back in last century I found the pamphlet fascinating. There are two major differences here in Aus. Firstly all dairy cattle are behind fences and associated bulls normally have the added measure of an electric fence. Works against trespassers as well as the animals. Secondly there aren’t the right of way rules here. More on the basis of trespassers shot then prosecuted.
Beef cattle are sometimes encountered in alpine areas where some farmers have screwed grazing rights out of the government. Provided I’ve looked where I’ve stepped, never had a problem but the one Andrew had is something that could happen regularly on some peaks. Cattle are curious and prepared to try something new to see if it is good to eat or to use to scratch their back.
Don’t get close to the front or rear end of a cow. They can gore you and their kick is worse than that of a mule. Yelling, waving and a smack on the rump with a long stick as a last resort will move them. It’s better to move the mother than the calf if both together, the calf will follow and mother won’t feel she has to deal with you to protect the calf which she might if you chase the calf. Of course cattle don’t always behave rationally so don’t assume this approach will work every time.
Dogs and stock in public areas can be bad news.
Cattle: just another experience in the outdoors.
Can I use the “cow ate my logbook/antenna/feedline” excuse for not uploading my log or completing an activation?