Size and Type of Brand?

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DakotaCowboy

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I already have my brand registered here in SD but I have a few questions. I would like to Freeze brand my cattle and horses, but im not sure what size to use. I'm really leaning on the 4 inch tall brand for everything. I know i should probably hot brand the cattle but im gonna freeze brand their ear tag number on them so i thought i might as well just freeze brand their brand on them too instead of hot branding. What does everyone think about this. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.
By the way im looking at L-H out of ND for the irons.
 

TexLonghornRanch

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I tested freeze brand my cattle, it's not worth the trouble. Easier and cheaper to hit them with a hot brander.

L-H made my irons.
 

Ryan

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We freeze brand our longhorns. I'd prefer to hot brand them. unless its solid colored animal, usually a brown or red color, its hard to see. Also, it takes a long time in the chute, and that increases the chance for smearing the brand.
 

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