Ranching in Wyoming

Rural Electrification Changed Wyoming Farm Life Forever

Rural Electrification Changed Farm Life Forever in Wyoming With the flip of a switch at a substation in Lingle, Wyoming on December. 5, 1937, a new age began for Wyoming farmers and ranchers who had been “left in the dark” far too long. Not many people directly benefited that day with the completion of Wyoming’s first Rural … Continue reading Rural Electrification Changed Wyoming Farm Life Forever


Roping the Calf

Calf roping was a duty of working cowboys that required catching and restraining calves for branding or medical treatment. Ranch hands took pride in the speed with which they could rope and tie calves. Soon, this work turned to informal contests. Learn more about calf roping. Resources



Livestock branding is a technique for marking livestock so as to identify its owner. Originally, livestock branding only referred to a hot brand for large stock, though the term is now also used to refer to other alternative techniques, such as freeze branding. Learn more about branding livestock. Resources