Yesterday we finished clipping all of the bulls that will be on teh Bieber Fever XIV sale coming up quickly on March 1st. Start making plans to join us here at the ranch or on DVAuction! If you're not on our catalog mailing list send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org so you can get a catalog as soon as they come out!
Before getting into the clipping chute each of the bulls are combed out and blown off. This removes any manure, dirt and straw from their hair/hide! Rachel and Frankie manned this part of the operation!
Then each bull's head and neck are tightly shaved with a clipper.
All of the bulls are then clipped using a propane flame torch. It is a safe way to clip a large number of cattle quickly! The flame is used to blend in the tightly shaved areas with the body and to take long hair off of certain areas.
After using the torch, clipper are used to finish clip and blend the hair in at the shoulder, over the top, belly and tail areas!
Although it looks alarming, the torch is so fast the cattle don't feel a thing!