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English translation: animal round-ups in South America - see below

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11:13 Jun 13, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: descuerne, señalada, castración
la yerra es una practica generalizada, que permite realizar el descuerne, la señalad y la castración al mismo tiempo.
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English translation:animal round-ups in South America - see below
Explanation:
yerra is 'branding' in Latin America - descuerne is 'dehorn' - señalad(o?) is 'indicate ownership via cuts in the ear (functional equivalent would be 'branding') - castración is 'castration' . Given that you can't call the total process 'branding' and then refer to this as a subset of the same process, I suggest you translate 'yerra' with the functional equivalent of 'round-up' - Thus...Round-ups are a common practice, when animals are dehorned, branded (via cuts in the ear) and castrated. () optional. If it's literary, perhaps at least 'yerra' should be retained for local colour. Note that I'm assuming a misprint with 'señalado.
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xxxLia Fail
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naanimal round-ups in South America - see belowxxxLia Fail
nadehorning, branding, castrationAlvin Adams, Jr


  

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1 hr
dehorning, branding, castration


Explanation:
"yerra", a corruption of "hierra" is an Argentine expression for the action of branding cattle. "Señalad" should be "señalada" the brand itself. These operations are carried out at the same time on Texas ranches, also.


    Reference: http://www.rae.es
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animal round-ups in South America - see below


Explanation:
yerra is 'branding' in Latin America - descuerne is 'dehorn' - señalad(o?) is 'indicate ownership via cuts in the ear (functional equivalent would be 'branding') - castración is 'castration' . Given that you can't call the total process 'branding' and then refer to this as a subset of the same process, I suggest you translate 'yerra' with the functional equivalent of 'round-up' - Thus...Round-ups are a common practice, when animals are dehorned, branded (via cuts in the ear) and castrated. () optional. If it's literary, perhaps at least 'yerra' should be retained for local colour. Note that I'm assuming a misprint with 'señalado.

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