We had a good group this branding, quite a few enthusiastic people. I noticed everyone was trying different jobs and the work was done quickly as it was quite chilly. After words we all had a great lunch which was provided by Labatt Food Service. During lunch we had a few people talk about the beef program, vaccinations and other related subjects. Overall it was a good day.
Range units Navajo Springs and Parker Draw where up next on the Padres Mesa cowboys list of units to assist and there was good participation again; lots of youth participation and everyone did a great job.
Animal evaluations followed the usual scenario: check teeth, check hooves, check eyes, check body for injuries and diseases, check for pregnancy, and give vaccinations.
Navajo Springs and Parker Draw are some of the range units on New Lands participating in the 14R Beef program.