Reflections from the files of the Saratoga Sun
“T” brand, ranch fire, Jim Berger and Candy Moulton
May 13, 2020
100 Years Ago
May 13, 1920
State Orders “T” Brand for Tuberculous Cattle
By a recent order of the New York commissioner of agriculture, all practicing veterinarians in that state are required to brand cattle found by then to be affected with tuberculosis. The order specifies that the brand shall be the letter “T” not less than 2 or more than 3 inches high and on the left jaw.
The new regulation, which became effective in March, was issued by commissioner Charles S. Wilson under authority of the agricultural law. The order applies to all bovine animals within the limits of the state....