This is a cold branding kit by Kleermark. The kit contains nine stamps from 0-8, two bottles and a tray, in a blue metal case. Cold branding can be a relatively painless and very effective form of permanent animal and herd identification. Cold branding is more comfortable to cattle than hot iron branding. While hot iron branding makes a neat, legible scar on the surfaces of the hide, cold branding changes hair colour to white. Cold branding works by destroying the pigment-producing cells in hair follicles, resulting in white hair growth.
If you have information about this branding kit that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or email@example.com, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection 1997.038.1.