After we buy bulls, and they’re delivered… they spend some time in quarantine, just in case they might bring some illness from their home. Then, before they’re turned out with our other bulls… they must be branded. We just had that discussion about bulls and branding… oh, by the way, we did find those other two! Now all the bulls are up here, and there’s much “discussion” going on between all of them. They’ll settle down soon and not get riled until spring…
Back to my story…
We have three new young bulls… so we had a quick branding.
This corral doesn’t have a great setup, but it gets the job done.
Gates are swung, chains are locked, head catch is levered. I will admit I like the electric branding iron for this. It’s quick and efficient.
Just like that, it’s over.
A couple more days isolated up here to figure out where food and home are, then we’ll let them go with the other bulls. One more chore complete.Find me here!
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PS. I’m glad you found the other two bulls.
The electric branding iron looks much easier that the old way with the fire and all. It seems like it’s easier on cattle and people as well. The new bulls are not full grown so they’re not as huge as the rest of the “guys” so they can assimilate easier into the group. Am I right?
This is all very interesting to a city slicker.