Award of Excellence
"RANCH RITUAL ENDURES"
A calf escapes the rope of Paul Kenner as he and a crew of close to 70 workers corral and brand young calves at the Burdick Ranch south of Wood Lake, Neb., on April 21, 2012. Branding relies heavily on the ranching community. "We run a thousand cows," rancher Ben Burdick said. "If you didn't have help, you couldn't operate."