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Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork. Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron.

BRANDING

Brands have been used as marks of identification in all countries and civilizations.  Branding scenes have even been found on Egyptian Tomb walls dating back to 2,000 B.C.  Before the time of fences ranch hands branded cattle to prove ownership of each animal. During the time when vast trail herds of cattle were driven north to market, and herds frequently became intermingled, it was mandatory that each herd carry the unique brand of each ranch. 

The advent of barbed wire, that delineates each ranch's pasture land has not changed the need for branding.  Modern day branding help deter theft and marks ownership in case the cattle break through the fence, and stray or become lost.  Each ranch has a unique brand that is registered with the government. 

Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork.  Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron.

As the team member on horseback ropes the calf, the two flankers must wait until the calf is dragged across a line before they can remove the rope and pin the calf to the ground.  A third team member then "brands" the animal, with a brand that has been dipped in a bucket of powdered lime, and returns the brand to the bucket.  Time stops when branding iron is in the bucket.  

Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork. Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron.

The team that is the fastest to rope, flank, pin, and brand the calf is the winner of the event.

Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork. Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron.

Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork. Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron. Team Branding is an event that is based on calf branding. Like most other Ranch Rodeo events branding requires a high level of skill and teamwork. Team Branding requires four team members: one on horseback, two ready to flank the calf and one ready with the branding iron.

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