by Marie Johnson

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March 5, 2013
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Wayward bull means early branding season

Branding a month early this year because Walker, our bull, walks through fences to get to the cows. Which brings calves early. Causing branding to be early March, rather than mid April. Before pulling every dollar out of a blade of grass the first ranchers here may have even branded in May. But over the last 50 years, as far back as anyone out here remembers, branding happens in April. Another change.

As the generation before us, we use a branding table. Calves can be a couple hundred pounds for it. Working bigger calf on the table can be unmanageable. …

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