Branding

Once the calf is dragged from the pen, two cowboys hold it down while it is tagged, immunized, cast-rated (males only), and branded.  The calf does not put up much of a fight, the cowboys/girls know how to hold them down.  There is a lot of bawling, but not from the calf -- the cows make … Continue reading Branding

Round Up

Cattle branding in western Nebraska is about as close to real cowboys as you can get. Except for the horse trailers and propane-fueled fires, calves are rounded up and branded the same way they were over 100 years ago, using horses, ropes, branding irons and lots of manpower. This little dogie got out of the pen … Continue reading Round Up