Four horseback members from each team must pick one numbered animal from a large herd, rope it, and place a non-toxic paint mark between the animal’s eyes in less than two minutes. As riders approach the line, the announcer will call a number that has been drawn for them. Time begins when the first rider crosses the line. Without loping into the herd, a numbered yearling must be cut out from the herd and driven across the start line, before it can be roped.
The steer must be lying on its side prior to doctoring. All four feet must be visible. When steer is on its side, vet will place a mark between it’s eyes and raise his hands, stopping time. Mark must be between its eyes or will result in no time. (This one is a ranch necessity!)