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McKITTRICK, CALIFORNIA. Late winter every year the Twisselman family moves over 400 head of new fall calves, to be ‘initiated’ into the Twisselman ‘brand.’ The Twisselman ranch dating to 1944 has continued this way of life for 4 generations, located in the coastal foothills of the southern San Joaquin Valley in California. The cattle round-up is an event that brings friends from the cattle industry to help veterinary inoculations, branding, and castration; including a traditional chuck wagon meals. The experienced generations continue to pass on the difficult challenge of roping and horsemanship to younger family members.
Sitting in millions of dollars worth of land and waning cattle prices, makes this way of life, culture and future for Twisselman family uncertain of what will become of their land.