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Out Our Way: Brand inspector

Matthew 25:31-46


March 16, 2018

Out our way, if you transport livestock any distance you may have to deal with a brand inspector. I had to carry paperwork for Doc and Babe when I took them out of the county just to demonstrate they were really mine.

In the old days before fences were so common, large roundups were held on the open range and "reps" from different outfits came to the brandings just to make sure that the calves being branded had the same brand as their mamas.

Branding is still common, of course, but ear tags are also part of the process and a black Angus with a yellow ear tag mixed in with some Charolais...

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