The Spring roundup of 200 black angus calves happened on a blustery day in April, 2013 on the Winchester Ranch, near Crowheart, Wyoming. The ranch began in 1912 and was acquired by the Nature Conservancy in 2000 as part of an effort to preserve critical habitat along the Wind River by running a traditional cattle ranching operation.
The roundup itself typically involves cowboys and cowgirls roping, branding, vaccinating and castrating the calves before they are set out for summer grazing. These images capture some of the activity that goes on when family, friends and neighbors come together for this quintessentially Western event.
© Candice Francis