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Castration of bulls
Posted by HM at 2015-09-11 16:46:11
Is crimping an accepted method of castrating bulls that will be taken in trained steer classes? Is there a reason for surgically removing testicles instead? We have had good results with crimping our beef calves.
Response by lc at 2015-09-12 10:55:23
Emasculatome is an acceptable bloodless method of castration. The problem I see using it is you cannot see evidence that the job has been done and much care must be taken to make sure the cords are crushed separately or you can end up with stags which are worse. My preferred bloodless method of castration is Elastration with a rubber band.
Response by KC Fox at 2015-09-12 22:52:25
My experience is I cut with a knife 30 failures of the crimping method. do it your way I would do it with a knife.
Response by Dave Schulz at 2015-09-13 00:27:35
I have used a tool called The California Bander and it has worked well for me . Youtube has video of how to use it.
Response by barw at 2015-09-13 10:35:11
You can't go wrong with the knife that's what prefer.
Response by Dave Schulz at 2015-09-13 12:00:57
Just a PS I only use the bander when it is not FLY season.
Response by Wes Lupher at 2015-09-13 23:06:00
Knife never fails.

I have a Calicrate Banderas that works good too.
Response by Jerry Hicks at 2015-09-14 05:00:11
I prefer the knife. I figure you can't get more certain the job is done then seeing them fall in the bucket!

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