Cattle Branding, Ruby Mountains, Nevada
roundup in the beautiful glacial Ruby Mountains near Elko. Calves are
roped, dragged, branded, de-horned, de-tested, and immunized in 90 seconds
or less. Ropers in stetsons and ball caps sit on dignified horses while
dust swirls, smoke rises, lariats whirl and anguished cows and their beseeched
calves bawl pitifully.