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Mon Apr 1, 2013 02:48 PM CDT

QUESTION: When it comes to tattooing cattle for identification, what is the best method so the tattoo remains discernible in the future?

ANSWER: Over the years, my best producers have helped teach me the basics of tattooing cattle. These include cleaning the ear with a dry, disposable terry cloth towel; using green-colored paste; tattooing firmly; and brushing in quickly with a toothbrush before too much blood accumulates.

But, as we say in the South, there is more than one way to skin a cat than choke him on butter. Some people ...

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