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Whether you want to keep a few chickens or start herding cattle, this Howcast animal farming video series will get you started.
You Will Need
- Branding iron
- Wood fire
- Dry animal
Heat the iron
Heat your branding iron in a wood fire until the end of the iron is ash-colored.
Apply the iron
Apply the hot iron to the animal's hair so that it burns the hair and the outer layer of skin. Work slowly and carefully.
Remove the iron
Remove the iron. The brand, which should resemble saddle leather in color, will let others know that the cow belongs to you for the rest of its life.