A New Brand

It’s that time of year again — when the newer bovine residents of Rancho Santa Margarita are vaccinated, branded and ear-tagged, and “converted” (that’s a more stomach-pleasing, railroady way of saying it, eh?) into steer. While the process sounds graphic, it is done as humanely as possible. The newly made steers are not traumatized that much by this experience, and life for them goes on. On this day, 142 calves were handled.

Enjoy these pictures from what the has always been (and still is) truly about…

Handling the calves with reata, just as it’s been done for the past 150+ years

A Reader Cowboy Hibachi doing what it does best…

PHIL READER

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~ by pcrailroad on February 13, 2008.

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