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How to Brand Cattle

Watch more How to Raise Farm Animals videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Apply a hot-iron brand to a cow using the procedure here. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Never attempt to brand a cow if you are not well-trained in the technique. Step 1: Heat the iron Heat your branding iron in a wood fire until the end of the iron is ash-colored. Tip Do not use a forge or a coal fire to heat the iron. These may make the iron too hot. Step 2: Apply the iron Apply the hot iron to the animal's hair so that it burns the hair and the outer layer of skin. Work slowly and carefully. Tip Do not attempt to brand the animal with acids or other chemical agents. Step 3: Remove the iron Remove the iron. The brand, which should resemble saddle leather in color, will let others know that the cow belongs to you for the rest of its life. Did You Know? Some ranchers now identify their cattle with microchips implanted beneath the animal's skin.
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