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Branding cattle is a practical and cost effective way to identify your cattle. A recognizable, registered brand keeps cattle proving its ownership.
Design the brand that you want to use on your cattle. Types of identification brands can include logos, letters and numbers . You may use all three .
Check availability of your brand. If your brand is not in use by someone else, you can then register it with the state.
These include freeze branding, electric branding, and the traditional fire branding.
Heat or freeze the branding iron, depending on your preferred method. If using a heat source make sure the iron is not too hot. The iron should be ...
Hold the cattle to avoid any sudden movements when the branding iron is applied. This can be done using shoots.
Finally apply the brand to the cattle in a rolling motion for no more than five seconds. Firm pressure should be applied to the iron to ensure a ...
Avoid branding wet cattle as this could cause scaling and an unrecognizable brand.
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