Rugging a Steer?

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Last seen: 04/08/2020 - 23:01
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Rugging a Steer?

Hi guys, I have an odd question for you all...
My 4 year old dexter cross belted galloway steer is coming to live with me on my rental property. He's having to leave his mum and sister so it's a big adjustment for him. The paddock he will be in has limited shelter unfortunately and coming into the cooler months, I'm a little concerned about him stay warm. My question is, can you rug a steer/cow? Is this a thing? Would it do more harm than good? He's my baby 🤦‍♀️ And I spoil him so I don't know if I'm just being 'that kind of owner' lol. Please don't judge! 😂

Last seen: 05/22/2024 - 11:51
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19


Welcome to the small farms forum and thanks for the question.

There is no reason why you can't rugg a steer, particularly if you are in a cold climate. The steer will soon let you know if they don't want the rugg on. From a logistical point of view it would be easier to build a shelter or awning for them to take cover under.

I have also posted your question to our Facebook group which can be viewed here


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