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    If the thief also brands cattle, what does that prove? As in if everyone does it. The only way it would be a problem is with a large corporation or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naich View Post
    to prevent the pain, couldnt the farmer tir pink bands around the neck or ankle to indentify,(indentification is by the color or number on the band) like what carrier pigions have.
    whats permanent about that? anyone could remove that one and replace it with their own......as i said ppl still steal cattle, guy last year here was charged with stealing about 100 head over the last 3 years....brands were the only reason they were able to prove the majority....besides the bands would be a danger, in order to be half way permanent they would have to be strong enough they would likely strangle the cow if it got hung up in the brush....

    its temporary pain and besides they are gonna be dead in 18 months anyway......they are angus, beef cows....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler View Post
    whats permanent about that? anyone could remove that one and replace it with their own......as i said ppl still steal cattle, guy last year here was charged with stealing about 100 head over the last 3 years....brands were the only reason they were able to prove the majority....besides the bands would be a danger, in order to be half way permanent they would have to be strong enough they would likely strangle the cow if it got hung up in the brush....

    its temporary pain and besides they are gonna be dead in 18 months anyway......they are angus, beef cows....
    Interesting, I didn't know there was still a market for stealing cattle.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    If the thief also brands cattle, what does that prove? As in if everyone does it. The only way it would be a problem is with a large corporation or something.
    you can have a cow that doesnt have your brand but you have to have the paper work to go with it......its pretty obvious when you try and cover up an old brand with a new one, you have new scar tissue over old.....besides your brand has to go on a specific place on the cow, my uncles are all branded high center on the left side....some ppls are branded on the shoulder, some on the flank some on the right side.....kind of a pain to get stuff to match up with yours if your gonna brand over top of someone elses.....havent found anything that works better than a brand.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Interesting, I didn't know there was still a market for stealing cattle.....
    at 18-22 months they are worth about $1,000 give or take as its based on weight.......for steers and meat heifers...producing heifers and bulls are worth more......

    im in the middle of cattle country, lots of land, few ppl, easy to steal cows......
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    When you tally up the bad things that cattle experience, branding ranks pretty low on the list.
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    prolly starting with they are born when we are still seeing -30 at night.........
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    Hahahahaha! Yes cattle are branded still. They're not born inside McD's or Jack in the Crack. Cattle theft is as high as car theft in almost all parts of the nation. Putting my dogs on a leash is kinda cruel too, but without that and their harness they might be killed by a car or the local "shelter".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Interesting, I didn't know there was still a market for stealing cattle.....
    I've read several articles recently that cattle theft is recently increasing & becoming a major problem (here's one from a google search).
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