We bought four new bulls earlier this month. They were
delivered a couple of days before Christmas, coming from
down near Belle Fourche, South Dakota. We kept them in the corral for several days before turning them out with the rest of
our bulls. Before we turned them out we needed to get our brand on them. They got our
"x reverse j" brand as well as the number nine. The nine denotes the year they were born, 2009.
After we branded the four bulls, we loaded them up and took them to the pasture where the rest of our bulls are spending the winter. Almost as soon as they were unloaded the resident bulls came bellering as they came thru the brush to meet the new guys. It took only a few seconds for several fights to begin. There are four old bulls in this bunch, so they pretty much rule the roost. The new bulls are coming two year olds, they will be some of the younger bulls in the big bunch. They eventually get it all worked out, I guess!