The cattle industry is an essential aspect to Florida’s economy. Part of its success relies on iron branding, a traditional form of permanent marking that has been practiced for centuries and over the world. To this day, iron branding remains the most trusted option for ranchers and cattle owners to keep track of their livestock inventory.
While livestock identification has changed over time, the professionals at Domer’s Inc. have adapted their services to supply South Florida and Heartland area customers with the tools and equipment needed to perform the following different branding methods.
- Hot Iron Branding – The most effective form of branding, the traditional hot branding iron method offers identifiable brands along with several attractive benefits to livestock owners. Quick and efficient, the hot iron option is cost-effective, which is a very important consideration to many. Hot irons are also durable with long lasting brands that require little maintenance. Domer’s versatile hot iron brands are also customizable. Being able to customize your branding tool helps to distinguish which cattle belongs to you.
Because the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services requires owners of livestock to register all of their branded cattle through the International Livestock Identification Association, a unique, custom branding iron will allow you to establish your brand and accurately trace your livestock. The hot branding iron manufacturers at Domer’s will work with you to design a custom brand or bring your existing brand to life.
- Electric Branding Irons – While the hot iron has been around for centuries, there have been advancements in the branding iron field that have expanded its versatility. Electric branding is an option that requires no branding pot. Instead, it offers a quick-heating, plug-in iron that can produce a clean, customized brand to help you keep track of your livestock. The quality electric brands at Domer’s require fewer heating accessories to maintain desired temperatures deliver fast and accurate brands, and have temperature changing options that allow for the branding of goods such as plastic, wood and leather, in addition to livestock.
- Freeze Branding Irons – Another new option in the branding field, the freeze branding iron uses a slightly different process. Instead of using heat to brand your cattle, the freeze branding iron uses extreme cold conditions to alter the hair of livestock. At Domer’s, we use a special copper alloy to produce our freeze brands. The material allows the brand to maintain and withstand the extremely cold temperatures required to freeze brand your livestock.
Your Heartland Branding Iron Provider
For over 90 years, family-owned and operated Domer’s Inc. has served the community in Heartland, Florida and its surrounding areas. If you’re in search of reliable, high-quality branding products, we have the skills, experience, and state-of-the-art machine shop to deliver on your custom branding iron needs. To learn more about our branding services and products, call us today at 863-763-3417.