This past weekend we branded all 630 of our Spring calves. Normally we would have broken this into two branding days, but with a spring full of snow the weather forced us to get it done in one day!
Most years we work the cows and the calves and give them all their vaccinations on branding day. This year to make the day a little quicker we worked the bunches prior to branding day! We started around 10AM and were able to get done around 7PM. It was a nice day with great sunshine which made the long day better!
Here are some pictures of our day!
After we brought the different groups in we sorted the cows from the calves. Since we didnt work the cows this time we kept the cows in the back portion of the sorting corral and pu the calves into a seperate branding pen. After all the calves were worked the pairs went back out to their original pasture!
These handsome men watched the gates!
We will have one more branding this year usually in early to mid June to work our May/June calves. If you're interested in coming to watch/help call our office 605-439-3628 for more information. We would love to have you!