Bulls, Brands, & B.S.

Joyce Pallister-Bronsch


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This book contains the writings of the late Hank Pallister, Supervisor of Alberta's Brand Inspection System. He captures the characters and the cowmen that played an important part in the marketing of livestock and includes information on Alberta's cattle ranching industry. He recounts the many incidents that portray not only the life of the cowboy, but also the dangerous aspects of their job. Here to, are the humorous incidents that were everyday happenings for brand inspectors around the stockyards and auction markets, where Hank worked for 42 years and is told in their engaging "cowboy lingo." The book is enhanced by the pen and ink sketches of western artist Don Brestler.