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What are horn weights?

Plowboy says 2015-09-28 06:17:56 (CST)



Weights that are attached to the tips of young bovines horns to get them to grow in a downward direction. Makes things safer for the other cattle and people, too.


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Koty says 2015-09-28 07:07:27 (CST)



I actually think I have a correct answer. They are the weights placed on the tip of the horn, usually Herefords, to get bull horns to turn down and in. Makes the animal less dangerous to people, and other bulls. One of my uncles kept Herefords on the government pasture called the Sheyenne Grasslands area in ND. Had to supply a certain number of bulls with his cows every spring when they went out on the pasture. All the new bulls had their horns turned down and in, and horn weights were used to accomplish the turning..


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Kate V says 2015-09-28 17:10:49 (CST)



They are weights, which are attached to the tips of the horns on cows, bulls or steers/oxen in order to turn the tips in a downward direction.


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JerryHicks says 2015-09-29 07:33:58 (CST)



A device fastened on the end of horns to induce them to grow in a downward direction.


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