The yerra it is the act that consists of cattle marking using a hot iron . The concept also refers to the time in which these are carried out brands and to the celebrations made for the occasion.
Also known as iron or fierce , the error is made for thousands of years with the aim of signaling who owns the cattle . Beyond the mark that is made with iron, sometimes they appeal to other methods, such as drilling a ear .
Other interesting and curious facts about the error is that it is considered to be a tradition that was already taking place in Ancient Egypt.
It is established that undertaking the process of error can be carried out for two fundamental reasons:
-The first, as a way of being able to take greater control over the cattle, to make the best administration of the same and even to be able to manage their diseases and particular situations of each cattle.
-The second reason is basically an action of prestige and differentiation of the owner with respect to other farmers.
The usual thing is that the error is carried out in fall Due to the temperature: intense cold makes the task difficult, while excessive heat can contribute to insect proliferation and brand infection. In many cases, the moment of the error is also used to apply vaccines or castrate to the copies that will not be destined for reproduction.
The rural tradition relates the yerra with a festive occasion. Therefore, in addition to the marking of animals , it is common for different recreational and social activities to be developed around the event. In the field where the error is made, it is common for the same day to have a banquet with roast meat , there music and games are organized, such as matches trick .
Usually, the mark of the yerra is made somewhere in the body that is visible from a considerable distance. Each owner has his own brand that identifies him and, at the same time, differentiates him. Many times the mark of the yerra is created using the initials of the person or the name of the establishment, decorated in different ways.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore other relevant aspects regarding the error:
-It is always recommended that the farmer in question has two types of irons for their cattle: one for what are the adult animals and another for the rest.
-It is established that when the iron is red hot it is the right time to apply it directly on the skin of the animal. At the moment in which it is perceived that smoke comes out, the hot piece must be removed because if it takes a second it can cause serious damage to the animal in question. That is, with a single second is enough, the iron mark will be engraved.
-In the same way, you have to keep in mind that not doing the wrong thing in an animal can bring with it can mean that then your skin can not be used for other purposes.