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A screen shot from 'Buckaroo Theodore Brown Parts a Cow from the Herd.'

A scene from "Buckaroo Theodore Brown Parts a Cow from the Herd"

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Buckaroos Sort the Herd
After the cows are rounded up and brought back to the home ranch, the buckaroos begin sorting the herd. One of the main reasons for sorting is to separate the steers to be sold from the cows that will be kept. Cattle are also sorted for breeding and to make sure that mother cows stay with their calves. The sorting process usually begins as the cattle reenter the ranch. In this video you will see how a cow is separated from the herd.
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VIDEO CREDIT: Smock, William H.; Fleischhauer, Carl, filmmakers, Stewart, Leslie J., narrator. "Buckaroo Theodore Brown Parts a Cow, Herd [16mm film]." Date Recorded 79/10/10. Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982, Library of Congress.