Cattle Branding with Circle B Ranch

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Rounding up and tending the cattle the old school way in Mid-Michigan.

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25 Responses to Cattle Branding with Circle B Ranch

  1. *Personal Branding*

    Certainly appreciate following the likes of Guy Kawasaki, +Mike Elgan,
    Chris Pirillo, etc, on G+ but, swear to god, every time I read about
    someone referring to themselves as a ‘brand’ (or other people referring to
    them as such), I just want to tip my hat to the folks at the Circle B
    Ranch. Now, that’s a fucking *brand*.

    Entertaining video with moments of comic relief but if you don’t want to
    see nuts get cut off, don’t watch it. That’s…

    Cowboy Logic

    Peter Lindelauf
    May 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm

  2. The mule and rider headed out west I think. 

    May 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

  3. To the person who originally posted this video: Someone in this branding
    parting is two-reining a mule and doing so quite beautifully, I might add!
    What are the chances you could PM me and put me in touch with that person?
    I’m looking to do the same thing, but no-one I know even knows how to
    handle mules, let alone training them in this traditional manner. Any
    advice or connections would be greatly appreciated!!

    E. Croghan
    May 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  4. This is what branding is all about. Family and friends getting work done,
    and having fun. Few things we do differently up here, but I like it. Nice

    Chris Rueth
    May 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm


    May 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

  6. They just cut that cow. Nothin but folk family and fun, if you ain’t a cow.

    gabehcuoD suoitneterP
    May 15, 2014 at 12:39 am

  7. Your animals all look happy/healthy. Do you castrate all males? Or leave
    some to use to reproduce? If so, how do you choose which to keep in tact?
    (I know nothing about “farm living” lol) And-I saw that the young ones have
    the ear tags. Are those an effective way of keeping track of them? How come
    you have to brand them too? Just wondering. =)

    May 15, 2014 at 12:49 am

  8. lol wait till you see a guy eat a calf nut. They’re delicious.

    May 15, 2014 at 1:26 am

  9. It’d be nice if microchipping wasn’t so expensive. That could be a viable
    alternative to branding.

    May 15, 2014 at 2:18 am

  10. Yes dragging them across the ground is inhumane.

    Valerie Williams
    May 15, 2014 at 3:06 am

  11. he he pulls its balls out, got a problem?

    May 15, 2014 at 3:46 am

  12. every once in a while ill watch these videos cuz i miss living and ranchin
    in wyoming… and then i see the comments and it makes me so angry…. you
    people who think your high and mighty go eat another 6 doller burger from
    carls jr and imagine it fell from the sky

    May 15, 2014 at 4:08 am

  13. @cheerfulchip197 You know, branding occurs for a reason. Especially in
    places where there are a lot of cows, it’s important to know which are
    yours in case they break out, mix with others, etc. It also prevents
    against rustling. It isn’t just out of pure cruelty. Ranchers have to take
    care of their cows well, have to. I hear what you are saying, but cows have
    a pretty good lot in life. Ranchers have to take care of them, or they are
    out of business. Branding is an exception to all of it.

    May 15, 2014 at 4:30 am

  14. I’m sorry but I seriously can’t understand your comment.I’ll try decipher
    it though.Animals feel pain like us humans.They are no
    different.Considering those calves get branded above the right hind
    leg,it’s pretty obvious that’s where the scorching pain is plus they were
    castrated.And yes,branding would hurt an animal as much as branding a human
    would.I don’t know what you mean by “lassoing”.But all you have to do is
    watch the video and see that this is cruel.

    May 15, 2014 at 5:02 am

  15. wow, thousands of acres?! wow, amazing how much money you have. Oh, wait,
    that’s federal land, isn’t it, taken from the Native Americans? So, you are
    making money off of all the people of the USofA. clap, clap, puke.

    May 15, 2014 at 5:46 am

  16. @bobduvar Je comprends le français. Je n’étais pas d’être arrogant que vous
    huard. J’ai juste dit que je ne pouvais pas comprendre votre commentaire.
    Comment est-ce considéré comme arrogant? Je pense que vous devez étudier le
    français un peu plus, non seulement votre anglais parce que le dernier
    commentaire de la vôtre ne fonctionne tout simplement pas de sens non plus.
    Aller être un troll ailleurs parce que vous m’avez posé une question et
    j’ai répondu et vous agissez comme une petite chienne.

    May 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

  17. This is atrocious, stop being so cruel! :'(

    May 15, 2014 at 7:03 am

  18. …. ),:

    May 15, 2014 at 7:24 am

  19. without this u would proably starve so shut up

    Teagen Moser
    May 15, 2014 at 8:14 am

  20. I am proud to put grass-fed, home raised beef and pork on my family’s
    table, and to raise my children on a farm, where they will learn hard work,
    good values, and an appreciation for animals and nature. Animals are raised
    for human consumption throughout the entire world. I’m sure the Amish, the
    Lakota, the Navajo, and many other Native American, Asian, and African
    communities that raise their own food, would love to hear your elitist
    judgements of their traditional ways.

    May 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

  21. I really hope you people and your ‘traditional styles’ die off soon and are
    eternally branded and castrated in hell.

    May 15, 2014 at 8:19 am

  22. what a bunch of gunsels

    May 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

  23. Uuuuu your an idiot, it hurts like heck some of the needed medical
    procedures most of us go through but we know ts for our own good, these
    cattle dont like shots anymore than my kid does but they need them. As for
    branding try tatooing hundreds of cattle! not possible and if they are not
    marked they get stolen, yes cattle thieves still exist except they ride in
    18 wheelers, not pleasant I admit but neither is being shipped to a
    unregulated Mexican slaughterhouse. V

    Dean Counts
    May 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

  24. @Sparking Ducks. Stfu or well put you on the meat menu. Prostitution is a
    lifestyle for lickin meat

    Trent Veccanucca
    May 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

  25. They to stupid to understand, I know what he doing, even though I dont like
    it.It’s now like their living on hard time, more or less were they think
    everything is unicorns and rainbows now ah days.Great video for education
    because it was done yrs ago and they will continoue to do so. :)

    Jewell Ashley
    May 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

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