One of my favorite times of year in northern California is spring. I like spring because it is time to mark this years calves. Marking calves is when you gather all the cows with there calves and put them in a coral. After you put them in the coral you separate the cows from the calves you vaccinate the cows you do this by running them through a shout holding them from moving and give them wormer, pinky and other vaccinations. The calves you can rope or run them through a calve shout. I like roping better. calves you brand ,ear mark, ear tag vaccinate and cut if they are a bull.
some people say this is cruel, mean and unethical but were else are you supposed to get hamburger.
There is a common misconception that organic beef is better and more healthier than natural beef but my personnel experience organic is not. how can a cow that does not get treated for sickness be healthier. Say that there's a person who has pink eye if you treat them properly it is going to go away and heal but if they don't treat it , it can lead to more serous illnesses or injury such as blindness. the difference between natural and organic is organic you can only worm once a year natural you can worm more than once and vaccinate for pink eye and other common illnesses in beef cattle. I believe that natural beef is healthy choice and lived a better life.