HV8 is the cattle brand that was used by Home Valley Station to identify our cattle. The origin of branding livestock dates from 2700BC. Paintings in Egyptian tombs document the branding of oxen with hieroglyphics. There has never been anything to take the place of a visible brand as a permanent definitive mark of ownership. Livestock people say "a brand's something that won't come off in the wash."
Branding is very important in proving ownership of lost or stolen animals. An unbranded animal is called a "cleanskin," and is almost impossible to legally identify. No other way is as easily visible as branding, not only for identification, but as a deterrent to theft.
The most popular locations for brands on horses are the left or right hip or the left or right shoulder. Other less common locations are ribs, stifles, and jaws. Cattle are usually branded on hips and ribs.Read more
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