Bronco Branding. The action is fast and furious once a young beast has been roped.
This plan is to bring it to a thick steel frame, universal around cattle stations in Australia, at the same time putting a noose around one of its front and back legs.
The plan doesn’t always work and that’s when things get a bit chaotic.
The ground team has to use the leg ropes to bring the animal to the ground where it is given an ear tag and branded.
Of course the young heifer or steer isn’t too cooperative about all this.
That’s the rough and tumble part of the competition but the roping requires a bit of finesse and a lot of accuracy. The success of this initial part of bronco branding can often determine the winners and losers.
And if you thought this was just a a bit of fun for the boys…think again, there were plenty of girls in the thick of the action too.
In fact the winning team down from Queensland were a mixed doubles