We branded our main cowherd on April 25th. It was misty and cool but we had great help and a good day! The cows were in three bunches. We gathered each bunch of pairs and walked them to the branding corrals closest to the bunch. The first two bunches we worked and branded at our AI corrals. We then moved the branding pen and chute/alley out to the pasture where we gathered and branded our last bunch. After gathering each bunch we sorted the cows from the calves. We moved the calves into the branding pen and worked the cows through the double alley/chute. We gave each of the cows a shot of Cattle Master GOLD, Spirovac, Pinkeye vaccine and a shot of MultiMin Injectable minerals/vitamins. Once the cows were worked for each group we roped and dragged the calves from the branding pen. Wrestlers keep the calves on the ground while we gave them shots of Multimin, Pinkeye vaccine, a 5-way vaccine Bovi Shield GOLD, and a 7- way Clostridium vaccine (UltraChioce 7)
Here are the pictures from the day, for more pictures be sure to visit our facebook page!
It was really foggy and misty as we gathered the first bunch of pairs in the morning.
After we branded the first two bunches we moved the branding pen panels and chute/alley out to the pasture. Here we gathered the last bunch of pairs and sorted the cows from the calves. We worked the cows first then we roped and dragged the calves.
Waiting for her baby to get it's shots and come back out to pasture!
Our Zoetis rep Mike Ringgenberg keeping trach of the vaccine and syringes!
Peggy keeping track of the cows/calves numbers that come through so she can make a record of the shots that we gave each cow and calf. Sandy also helped througout the day.
We started the day right away in the morning. We had a pasture lunch at noon then a steak supper after the branding in Craig and Peggy's garage with Seth Anderson as our evening entertainment.
Seth Anderson is from Aberdeen. He's played at our branding afterparty for two years now and plays around Aberdeen throughout the year. He also sells cars at Pierson Ford if you're in the market!
We hope that you can come to our next branding!