Peaches is not a happy camper right now. Actually, she hasn't been a happy camper since last week when Mattie died. The poor heifer went absolutely ballistic when she lost her pasture buddy (Mattie). She bawled for 2 solid days, and then turned into a monster, beating up whatever goat dared to go near her.
Not a whole lot has changed since then. I'm at my wits end with her, and don't know what to do. She needs another cow for company, but what do I do? Keep her and hope she doesn't kill a goat until I can get another cow? Or sell her to someone who already has cows? Peaches rarely caused a problem in the barn when Mattie was around; she basically ignored the goats. But today I found Peaches beating Metty (one of my preggo goats) with her head and horns. Metty couldn't get away from Peaches' onslaught, and said heifer seemed to be on a rampage. I had to bodily push her away from the goat (and she is normally the type of animal who has a 5'-10' flight zone); no amount of shouting could get her attention.
I love that heifer, I really do. Despite her ornery quirks (almost 800 lbs. and still not halter broken... Ugh.), and the fact that she's been brutal to the goats lately, I can't help but like her. I bought her as a little waif of a calf last year, and she's blossomed into such a nice animal. She's got potential to milk around 10 gallons a day when she's in her prime, too.
So I'm just over here pulling my hair out as I stress about this heifer. I honestly have no idea what to do with her...