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1.The iron used in hot branding should be made of good iron or steel and constructed as suggested in this web site. 2.The animal must be restrained in such a manner that it cannot move. For calves, use a branding table.
3.Check your iron for temperature. An iron that is the color of grey ashes is the proper temperature and will produce a good brand. 4.Using the iron and not exerting excessive pressure, allow the iron to do the branding. Roll the iron with the shape of the animal's body to put the same pressure at all points of iron contact.
5. A proper brand should be the color of saddle brown leather when the iron is removed. The time required to produce this saddle brown color should only be three to five seconds. 6. Keep irons free of scale and burnt hair. A wire brush or pail of sand works well.
7. Do not permit iron to slip or slide. 8. Do not brand wet animals. This will result in an unreadable, blotched brand. Branding wet animals will also cause scalding, which is slow to heal.
9. Animals with heavy winter hair coats should be clipped before branding. Excess hair may also be removed by applying the iron softly and wiping away burned hair with your glove. Insure the iron is free of burnt hair then continue to apply the brand.
1.A BRASS, OR OTHER TYPE METAL BRAND OF YOUR DESIGN. 2.99% ALCOHOL, DRY ICE (10 LBS), AND AN ICE CHEST. 3.CLIPPERS, RAZOR BLADE TO SHAVE THE AREA FOR THE BRAND, GLOVES, AND A STOPWATCH.
1.Clip and shave the area where your horse is to be branded. Make sure you shave an area large enough for your branding iron to fit inside. 2. Take each horse, and lay the branding iron on the shaved area, prior to getting the branding iron cold.
3.When your vet arrives, have him tranquilize the first horse. 4.Approximately 15 minutes before you begin branding, place the 10 lbs of dry ice in the ice chest. Pour one gallon of 99% alcohol over the ice
5. Place the head of your branding iron into the mixture. 6. The iron should be sufficiently cold within 15-20 minutes. 7. Push the brand onto the shaved area, keep steady pressure for 30 seconds.