Ranchlands Down Under: Cleanskin Bulls

August 9, 2016

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Sam is an apprentice on Chico Basin Ranch. As part of her apprenticeship, she spent eight months working on a cattle station in Australia.

  One of the highlights for the crew is when there has been a cleanskin (wild) bull sighted and we have the gear to pick it up. Due to the size of the station, the terrain, and the cunning of the bulls they are fairly spread out over the property and seen often but capturing them is not as easy. The boys on the bikes work together to herd the bull onto the flat where they have a better chance of tailing it down. If the bull goes into the rubbervine or across the river it’s escaped for another day. Once down, they hobble it’s legs and relax until the truck and trailer come over to load it up.