We number the ewes and their lambs with the same number on the same side. We do a hundred with one color of paint either black or red on the left side then the right side. This helps us keep track of lambs and which mother they belong to.
Then when it dried up a little we squeezed a branding in one day. Our son Ryan got everything ready to brand. He needed to move his cows so he could quit feeding hay. So he got enough crew together to get his branded in the morning and we got our calves branded and vaccinated in the afternoon.