Soapweed wrote:Big Muddy Rancher: "Soapweed I was talking to a friend tonight and was telling him about your branding rig. He was telling me about an old fellow out by Maple Creek SK. that has a tree fork made out of iron and hooks to the trailer hitch reciever on his truck with a cleat some thing like the one I was telling you about to hold the rope. The roper just drags the calf acrooss the back end of the truck and the old fellow process it. Same idea."
I'll be darned. He's a smart feller.
We did take videos at our last branding. They turned out pretty good. We are planning to have a booth at the Sandhills Cattle Association convention, and have these gizmos ("Calf Traps") on display, as well as running the video of how it works. This will be in Valentine on May 26th. Come on down and join the fun.