Using a Torch to Clip Cattle (video) 

 April 10, 2010

Using a propane torch is a fast, safe way to clip cattle. My video demonstrates the process of both clipping and torching a cow. Equipment needed is: 

  • Livestock Blower to clean the dirt off of the animal and to get the hair laying in the desired direction.
  • Sheep Head Clipper with a goat comb blade to prevent cutting the animal's skin.
  • Scotch Comb
  • Propane Torch

Torches can be purchased a several livestock supply companies such as Sullivan Supply Co.

Caution, some clipping positions were done for video production, and anyone attempting to clip and torch cattle need to take precautions to prevent injury to themselves, the animal, and their equipment.

This process does not harm the animal as it is only removing the long, wispy hairs and not affecting the skin in any way.

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