Flying 45 Branding Irons
"From concept to creation, branding made simple. "

Old World Craftsmanship meets State-of-the-Art Design in our Central-Missouri country shop.

Welcome to our home on the web! 
Flying 45 Branding Irons is a small, family owned business focused on helping protect livestock throughout the United States from theft and loss, while helping ranchers tie together their operation with a distinct brand, or logo. We aim to be a nationally recognized fore-runner in the branding iron industry, creating not only high quality, exhibit worthy works of art that are used on ranches and farms for decades, but also providing our customers with excellent graphic design capabilities. In addition, every freeze brand we sell comes with detailed instructions on our proven branding method so you can be confident when using our branding irons. We know the process and are experienced at correct application to help you get the results you want and need
Our manufacturing process is truly unique, and utilizes a mixture of new-age technology and old-world craftsmanship. We are the ONLY branding iron manufacturer that specializes in Graphic Design. We custom-create professional, computer-generated brand designs for free, for every customer. We can also provide that electronic image to you in whatever format you need for business cards, letterhead, embroidery, etc. This ensures that you know exactly what your brand will look like when complete. But, we are also the ONLY branding iron manufacturer that combines that state of the art graphic design capability, with a production process that includes hand-making each and every brand. Once the brand design is approved, there are no robot cutters or computerized systems incorporated in our process. It would be simple to automate the building of our brands, and take less time to do more work, but we still firmly believe in the old-world craftsmanship and the excellence that stems from loving what you do and focusing on quality over quantity. We also believe that our customers recognize and appreciate that quality, and the distinct difference between our brands and other companies who seem to just desire box-store volume. 
Thanks for stopping by, please click here to view our photo album of brand work, and follow the navigation at the top to see the rest of our site. If you'd like to have us hand-make YOUR branding iron, please contact and we'll get started! 
Travis & Laura Smith

Photo Courtesy of Courtney Jean Photography


- "Highly recommend Flying 45!" Aleaha R., Oklahoma

-"PERFECTED MY BRAND :) couldn't be happier!" Katie S., Oklahoma

-"Amazing work, wonderful people...You won't be disappointed to get a brand from them!" Maryjane A., Pennsylvania

-"Thank you Flying 45 Branding Irons for your donation to support Agriculture Education! With your generous support we can help students learn where their food, fiber and fuel comes from. Small family businesses like yours make this world go 'round!" IAA Foundation, in association with the Illinois Farm Bureau

--"I am so in love with my brands it's crazy!! They are beyond perfect!! Thank you all for your hard work and for producing such a beautiful product. It's such a rare thing nowadays to find people that put love and effort into their work! Every inch and every detail shows just that!!" Meg M., Lafayette, LA

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