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Re: [RC] World's worst conformation horse - Barbara McCrary

If an animal is branded in its early months and the branding iron is a full-sized one, as the animal grows, so does the brand...into a huge brand. We use two different sized branding irons on our cattle...a full-sized one for full-sized cattle and a smaller one for calves. The only time we use the full-sized one is on mature bulls we may buy. They usually have their breeder's brand on them, but if we don't put OUR brand on them, as well, we have to have proof that we bought them from the previous owner before we can sell them. Otherwise we're in trouble. We always brand our yearly calf crop with the small iron. By the time they are mature animals, the brand has expanded to a full-sized one. It does help to have a brand big enough to see at a distance.

Barbara

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nancy Sturm" <sturmranch@xxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] World's worst conformation horse



I sort of wondered if the size of the brand could be attributed to the
convenience of being able to read it without catching the horse.

Nancy




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