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#5647443 - 03/11/15 09:08 PM We finally used our brand on our calves
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Finally got our calves branded today. Still have a couple more cows to do. With the price cattle still rising and hearing about more cattle thefts, figured it would be a good idea. Also, I just thought it would be cool to brand our cows with our own brand.




Ended up with a double line under the N on this one somehow.




Here is our freezer steer for next fall. Saw in the paper that steer under 300 lbs are bringing up to $5/lbs. That is just crazy. He is probably 250-275 right now.

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#5647471 - 03/11/15 09:22 PM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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And some random farm pics my daughter took today







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#5647476 - 03/11/15 09:23 PM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Cool and painful!

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#5647545 - 03/11/15 10:10 PM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Great pics. Would love to see the brand on those chickens! grin
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#5647562 - 03/11/15 10:22 PM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Looks good Nathan. Here is the one I have. I just wanted something simple and easy.
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#5647759 - 03/12/15 01:09 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Great pics.
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#5647781 - 03/12/15 05:21 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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#5647815 - 03/12/15 06:11 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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branding is always a good idea, your brand is only registered in your county, thieves usually travel out of county to sell
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#5647888 - 03/12/15 07:38 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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#5647988 - 03/12/15 08:46 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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coolpics

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#5648049 - 03/12/15 09:21 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I guess that's why the chickens aren't branded

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#5648089 - 03/12/15 09:57 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Those are fire brands, right? I hear that some use cold branding with nitrogen, is that correct?
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#5648097 - 03/12/15 10:00 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Looking Good...Keep those Chickens away from East up
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#5648132 - 03/12/15 10:19 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Those are fire brands, right? I hear that some use cold branding with nitrogen, is that correct?

RAb,
Most people are using an electric brander nowdays. Much easier than fire and they are ready to go in 90 seconds. Yes some people are also using freeze branders but I have never used one.
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#5648153 - 03/12/15 10:34 AM Re: We finally used our brand on our calves [Re: tdecker22]
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Awesome pic's Nathan. Given the price of beef lately, not surprised they are bringing that much at the sale barn.
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