There’s a glamorous side to photographing agriculture and then there’s a not so glamorous side. Any photographer enjoys photographing the more glamorous side to one of this nation’s largest industries. Whether it is a cowboy riding a horse off into the sunset or a grower tending to an exotic crop, those are often the scenes I enjoy photographing when making agriculture photos. But there are less glamorous sides that require attention, too.
Vaccinating cattle is not a glamorous task. It often happens in the cold of winter and it is often far removed from the more romantic side to ranching. But it is necessary. And it is technical. And it is the more technical and necessary jobs on a ranch that I have committed myself to photographing more and more in the months and years ahead.
Recently I had a chance to photograph the routine of vaccinating cattle on ranches in Big Timber and Dillon, Montana. I will again have an opportunity to photograph vaccination on a ranch near Bridger, Montana soon, too. Those photos will be added to this gallery once they are done. But here is a sampling of photos of vaccinating cattle.
In what is my latest installment of 20+ photos I have included photos of ranchers vaccinating cattle. Be sure to check out the photos below. As an agriculture photographer they aren’t necessarily my most romantic shots, but they do a good job of demonstrating how cattle are vaccinated I think.
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