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Freeze-branding of young beef animals

  • Norman Day (a1), D. McEwan Jenkinson (a1) and J. Walker-Love (a1)

Summary

The effects of freeze-branding young beef animals using two coolants were investigated and an attempt was made to avoid hide damage.

1. Branding with irons cooled in liquid nitrogen gave good markings but resulted in severe hide damage.

2. CO2-branding caused much less hide damage but gave fewer legible brands.

3. Legible brands with both coolants always resulted in some marking of the hide.

4. Branding on the jaw provided a satisfactory means of identification without loss of hide value.

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Freeze-branding of young beef animals

  • Norman Day (a1), D. McEwan Jenkinson (a1) and J. Walker-Love (a1)

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