The son of our very good friends is a rancher in training. He works with his grandfather as often as he can caring for the cows, mowing and haying, and all that other “farm” stuff.
He is starting to manage his own cattle and was working on ideas for a brand to mark his cattle with. His father plans to set up a company using his initials (RJA) and so he was playing with ideas using his initials as a brand.
As it turns out there are some guidelines where branding is concerned. There are recommended widths of the brand “stroke” and sizing guides for different age cattle. Also, there is a need for there to be no closed spaces (like an “O”) or else heat and steam cannot escape.
We worked together a little and came up with this…