- Feb 11, 2005
- Reaction score
- northern Nebraska Sandhills
They brung us to the dance.
The square dance caller had the cows do-si-doing.
Sorting cows from calves
Kosmo Kid branding a calf
Peach doing the vaccinating
The tipping table is tipped.
My job is to push them into the chute.
The funnel leading up to the table
Calves waiting their turn
The whole set-up is made from portable corral panels.
The panels are made by Scott Manufacturing of Gordon, Nebraska. They are well-made and very user-friendly with excellent latches.
The electric generator keeps the branding iron hot. It is parked quite a ways from our work area so that the noise is kept to a minimum.
The hot electric iron hangs from the corral panel in the interval between calves.
View from my perspective
A Peach of a gal
Vaccinator at work
Applying the squeeze
This one is done and headed out.
One of the bigger calves in the bunch
This baby just found its momma. Three of us branded 144 calves starting at 2 p.m. and finished the last one at 6:45. It took two minutes per calf.
Meanwhile back at the ranch