Ranchlands Down Under: Branding

June 7, 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.

When the drafting is done and you have to brand the calves from the herd that day you want to do it as quickly as possible so they can get back to their cow. In the yards the most efficient way to process several hundreds of calves is by using the calf table. Like kids in a school line the calves wind their way around slowly to get their identification.