牛仔烙印牛隻的工作_1

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A screen shot from 'Branding Calves.'

「牛隻烙印」片中的一景,1965


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牛仔烙印牛隻的工作

牛仔的某些工作較其他工作更具挑戰性,而且也需要更多的實際操作經驗,如:釘馬蹄鐵、將運貨馬車拖離泥濘坑洞,及烙印牛隻,但不可傷及牛皮。牛隻烙印是經營牛隻牧場的重大工作;烙印的目的是為了方便各牧場辨別自己的牛隻;烙印工作不單單只是將特定符號印在動物身上而已;您猜烙印工作還包括了那些項目?
 


Some things about being a buckaroo are more challenging to learn than others and require practice--learning how to shoe horses, getting a truck out of a desert mud hole, and branding a cow without burning through the hide. Branding the cows is an important process in cattle ranching. Calves need to be branded for the purposes of identification. Branding consists of more than just applying a symbol to the side of the animal. What other things do you think branding includes?

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VIDEO CREDIT: Stewart, Leslie J., filmmaker. "Branding Calves [16mm film]" Ca. 1965. Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982, Library of Congress.