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WSGS provides branding recommendations


April 23, 2020

With branding season set to begin soon across the region, questions over how to safely accomplish the annual chore while adhering to state directives on social distance have begun to crop up. In an effort to provide guidance, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has provided a list of recommendations for area ranchers to make use of during brandings:

Where possible, do not exceed ten people.

Where possible, plan to accomplish this work using only family members and employees who are already on the ranch.

Respect your employees and do not require them to travel to brandings at other ranches unless they are comfortable in doing so.

Do not allow family members or employees who are elderly or have health problems to participate. If neighbors are coming to assist, insist that they do not include similar vulnerable individuals.

Maintain six-foot separations when not engaged in an activity that demands a closer working space.

Avoid all handshakes, hugs, etc.

Prepare or purchase boxed meals which can be set out, picked up by those participating and be eaten while “sitting on the fence” and maintaining distance. Do not gather around the kitchen table.

Follow all other general recommendations regarding hand washing and sanitation.


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