Maine Cows No Longer Having Sex In Fields, Farms Around "Vacationland"?

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Could it be true? My oldest son home from college in Washington DC told me over corn flakes the startling cow nosenews.

He said "Dad, Maine cows don't have sex anymore." His friend Mariah who's grandfather has a Hodgdon Maine dairy farm has a brother quite skilled in artificial insemination. He's certified, "bonafide" to steal a line from "Brother, Where Art Thou." Mariah told my son Alex last night the news that cows in Maine are no longer having sex, not needing to engage in that behind the barn, down in the woods, out in the back forty behavior.

Test tube black and white holsteins, herefords, black angus. A bull with quality breeding lines that may have been dead for years but who's dna lives on. The seed stored at just the right temperature somewhere down state, out of state. Straw loaded for insemination. No more recreational sex needed for cows that graze the grass and kill time in the fields around Maine? Now a guy with a tool box shows up in a pickup, roaring into the barn yard with a cloud of dust rolling in behind him as the jerseys, herefords, seminoles watch with curious eyes, munching hay and grain as they size him up. "What's he up to they wonder?" is the barnyard buzz. Toting a selection, a case full of cow flavors designed to improve the herd, making it stronger, more productive.

Cows no longer having "afternoon delight", local bulls put out of business, their job eliminated.

What has the world come to? Think about humans doing the same thing..sitting in a lounge, thumbing thru a catalog of possible "donors". This one's dad was a doctor, this one is an athelete along the lines of Lance Armstrong, this one's second cousin was a state senator. Oooh, this one is cute, I like his big brown eyes, wet nose.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine, It's Whats Been Missing. Get Here Quick As You Can.

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Mike Jones
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Andrew,

AI for Holstein dairy herds was already de rigeur way back in 1968, when I worked on a dairy farm in upstate New York.  "Happy" Rockefeller owned the mile-square farm, and we joked that the happiness didn't extend to the herd.  Thanks for the post; I hadn't thought about that for 40 years!

I still work cows each year in April, over in Caddo, Oklahoma.  That herd of beef cattle still makes calves the old fashioned way.  They earn it.

Mike in Tucson

Jul 22, 2009 12:07 AM #1
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My dad had some Durhams and many of the price bull's came from a straw. Way cheaper than keeping the real deal with the nose ring in the pasture. And you can shake it up with more of a variety than just one bull. A buffet of bulls for the ladies.  Kinda of loses something in the courting and sparking ritual of bull meet cow and competes for cows affection.

Jul 22, 2009 12:10 AM #2
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Janice Roosevelt
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And to think I might not have thougth about this if it hadn't been foryour post today, Andrew.

Jul 22, 2009 12:14 AM #3
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Janice..we're just doing our best to try to give you some distractions, something to ponder, chew on today! My son's line hit me as funny this morning.

Jul 22, 2009 12:20 AM #4
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At least some Cows are taking it private.  My friend raises steers.  He said that he give's em time to do their stuff and those ones do better and grow bigger quicker.  The others get the DNA from the tube.  Just so wierd!

Jul 22, 2009 12:20 AM #5
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Making love takes time, is an art form to be stretched out with no stop watch or anything artificial right? (smile). Cows talk about this stuff...share stories, are quite the gossips.

Jul 22, 2009 12:25 AM #6
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Charles Stallions
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Shoot we are already there, haven't you been keeping up with Desperate House people or whatever that show is along with all the other reality shows. You can pick your flavor.

On a side note though you could make a fortune putting a website together of donors instead of a magazine.

Jul 22, 2009 12:34 AM #7
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Cow reality series about what happens in the barnyard..the drama of cows in Maine...I can see it now!

Jul 22, 2009 12:38 AM #8
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I absolutely love the photo of that cow!  I'm sure that good looking beast gets lots of attention from members of the opposite sex.  Thanks for your post.

Jul 22, 2009 01:31 AM #9
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He's pretty buff and all the ladies in the field are chasing him..or the other way around.

Jul 22, 2009 05:58 AM #10
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We store the straws in a semen tank full of liquid nitrogen. They come and charge the tank every few months. The only problem with bull shopping, my only complaint is... no pictures! How do the ladies know which semen to pick of there aren't any photos of dad?

Works best on dairy farms, that's for sure. Who needs the headache of a bull, plus when the insurance man comes out, first question he asks is... "there a bull here?" Always smiles when he hears "NO".

Great post, pretty funny!

Jul 22, 2009 09:36 AM #11
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For us, all cows look alike. But to a cow..come bulls just have that extra sparkle I guess. Apple lap tops in the barns around the country so cows can "shop" for playmates. Huh. A bull that does his job, and has a pasture full of ladies to (clearing throat, turning ten shades of red) ahhh..entertain, yeah that's the appropiate, politically correct term..entertain is going to be less feisty and wanting to nap a little in the afternoon to gear up for the fun and games tonight!

Jul 22, 2009 09:46 AM #12
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