A branding iron is a metal tool that is used to brand livestock. Farmers brand livestock to mark which ranch the animal belongs to. This is important in community pastures where many different ranchers keep animals over the summer.
This cow has a brand on it to mark who it belongs to.
Hay Moisture Tester
Hay moisture testers are important for farmers to know the moisture content in the hay. When hay has too much moisture, it can grow bacteria that can heat up. The heat and moisture try to escape, but cannot and this can cause a spontaneous combustion that would start the stack of bales on fire. This could cause harm to farmers, their livestock, and their property.
This moisture reader is being used to test how much moisture is in this hay bale.