What's the youngest you can brand a baby calf?

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What's the youngest you can brand a baby calf?

Postby Bar E » Sat May 06, 2017 1:54 pm

Anyone got any opinions on the subject?
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Re: What's the youngest you can brand a baby calf?

Postby dun » Sat May 06, 2017 2:07 pm

I would wait 4-5 months. If you brand real young you will end up with brand as big as a house, well really big anyway.
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Re: What's the youngest you can brand a baby calf?

Postby Rafter S » Sat May 06, 2017 5:26 pm

I brand the heifers I'm keeping at about 8 months, and those get pretty big by the time they're grown.
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Re: What's the youngest you can brand a baby calf?

Postby dun » Sat May 06, 2017 9:36 pm

I failed to mention that we branded at 6 months or there abouts, at weaning. Our stamping iron was 4x3 and branded on the left rib. Made a pretty big brand when they were grown.
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