We probably do things backwards around here.
We brand some first, but most of our cattle go to summer pasture, and then get branded there. This has a lot to do with later calving. Heck, we are still getting a few calves yet. At least I think we are, as there seems to be some newer ones when we drift them south.
Our biggest branding here is next wed.
Branded one bunch of 3's and a few 4's today. Got the 2's and one other bunch done earlier. Every year I don't know how we get it done, with helping other neighbors and all, but it always gets done somehow.
If you see your stirrups slap together above your saddle horn, you're probably bucked off!