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Keith Balleck, from left, Brandon Balleck, Kyle Balleck and their father, Dennis Balleck, push a cow into the chute May 20 during branding of the Balleck Ranch cattle. Brands often are passed down from generation to generation, but they can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Branding, tagging key to identify cattle, deter rustling

When retired Moffat County Brand Inspector Floyd Martin visits area elementary schools to talk about branding, he hands the students a comical drawing of a cow stuffed into a mailbox.

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