Cattle Marking and Vaccination
The fire for heating the cattle markers is started very early, before dawn.
Cattle arriving to the corral
Grown cattle are separated from the young ones in order to better organize the task.
The corral is divided in several "rooms", so the cattle can be handled better.
The animals are conduced to a narrow hallway in the corral for being vaccinated and marked.
Application of a vaccine to a cow.
Younger animals, though are served outside the corral.
A calf being marked and vaccinated
A view of the newly-made markings
While the cowboys work, the owner keeps track of the animals served.
Our hard-working men and women from the farms all across Panama are the keepers of our traditions.
For the cattle ranchers it is very important to mark and vaccinate their animals. The way the pictures show is is the way most small cattle owners usually perform these tasks.