WATCH: A ‘Dancing Bullock’?


Tamar Longmuir purchased this Simmental-cross-Friesian at a mart when he was four-weeks-old.

Shortly after his arrival, Tamar noticed that he was not displaying the same behaviour as her other 40 dairy-beef suck calves which are retained until they are slaughtered as steers under 30-months.

“He used to jump over his pen gate, so we decided to call him ‘Jumper’,” Tamar told Catherina Cunnane – That’s Farming.

“He could clear a 5ft high gate at 4-weeks of age.” She laughed.

"A Dancing Bullock"

Jumper suffered from pneumonia when he was 6-weeks-old, which later led to chronic lung damage.

“Thankfully with a lot of treatment and special attention, he recovered and is now doing great.”

She recently captured this video of Jumper and sent it to That’s Farming: “Jumper has a really funny, grumpy old man personality, so it was so funny to see him dancing along to the radio.”

“He wasn’t scratching himself, so I am not quite sure how he was dancing.” She added.

Image source: Tamar Longmuir

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