PHOTO GALLERY: It’s branding time in the Cariboo Chilcotin

It’s spring and in the Cariboo that means branding time on local ranches.

After all the hard work of winter feeding and calving is done, ranchers and their families enjoy the fruits of their labour by gathering together to help one another.

It is hard work, that is for sure, checking that all the calves are healthy and ready to be turned out to summer pasture, but an enjoyable time for all involved.

With the 2017 wildfires not even a year behind them, the time-honoured tradition is that much sweeter this year as life slowly returns to normal in the Cariboo.

At the Huffman Ranch, which was heavily impacted by wildfire, about 322 calves were given the attention needed before being turned out to pasture.

See below for photos

Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.


Kagen Russell ropes a calf for branding.

Jenny Huffman (centre) does her part during branding giving calves shots while Ella Carson, Kelly Carson and Chad Seelhof finish up with the calf. Ranch kids Kacey Huffman, Riata Seelhof and Cooper Seelhof work to rope more calves to keep the pace up.

Kacey Huffman works the family ranch, following in his dad’s footsteps.

Cuyler Huffman gets some help holding down a calf from family friend and fellow rancher Racquel Russell.

Branding is always a team effort at the Huffman Ranch, where Cuyler Huffman, Clayton Neuner, Chad Seelhof and Ella Carson (far left) help out.

Cooper Seelhof works at the Huffman Ranch’s annual branding weekend.

Make hands make light work at branding time.

Longtime friends Renee Seelhof and Cassidy Huffman help out on branding day.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Chief explains TNG position on road blocks, moose hunt

Members of the Tsilhqot’in Nation are making good on their promise

CRD launches survey for those impacted by wildfires, floods

The Cariboo Regional District has opened a survey for residents and visitors.

BREAKING: Emergency crews on scene of collision at Wildwood

Traffic on Highway 97 north of Williams Lake near Wildwood has been stopped

Letter: 2020 reopening of West Fraser Road is unacceptable

Letter writer details many problems with the current detour route

SD27 prepares to celebrate Orange Shirt Day for the fifth year

Orange Shirt Day critical for all students, says SD 27 superintendent

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Most Read