Bronco Branding SA

Bronco Branding is Australia’s traditional method of branding cattle in the outback.

This unique method of branding cattle has been practised on most cattle stations throughout Australia. It involves the stockmen mustering the mob and holding them, whilst the catcher, usually the head stockman or experienced ringer, ropes an unbranded beast (clean skin) from his horse.

The catch is pulled to the bronco panel or a tree, leg ropes are applied and used to secure the beast to the ground. This method is still used on large remote cattle stations today, but holding yards have usually been built to confine the mob.

Using this method, cattle can be mustered and branded in one day without drafting. It eliminates the cost of building large drafting yards or driving cattle long distances.