livestock branding

Livestock branding part 4: Freeze-branding

Many farmers rely on branding or marking livestock not only as a means of establishing ownership, but also to contain useful information, such as the animals' birth dates and registration numbers. Freeze-branding is a common practise for permanently marking livestock with a unique and recognisable symbol. The hair follicles[...]

Livestock branding part 3: Hot branding

The livestock industry commonly uses hot branding or freeze branding to identify and mark cattle. Despite their similarity in that both methods leave a permanent mark on the animal's hide, there are important differences between the two. Hot branding, also known as fire branding, is the practise of permanently[...]

By Natasha Pretorius|21st September 2023|Categories: Articles, Livestock and game|Tags: , |
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