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Offline kobo_ranch

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Cutting Bulls?
« on: October 30, 2009, 08:18:04 PM »
I want some advise on when most of you that think you may have a club calf (steer) prospect when do you "cut" them?  At what age?


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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 10:30:20 PM »
I have done it several ways but prefer to band them.  I like the Callicrate bander since it can even be used on mature bulls.  I sell bulls mainly so that is the reason for that.  I don't want to send a cull bull to the sale barn that hasn't been cut regardless of the age.  It works great and not much discomfort (at least that is what they tell me).  Just be sure to give them a tetanus shot when you do it.  Using a knife is fine if you do it when they are young.

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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 10:36:52 PM »
 It works great and not much discomfort (at least that is what they tell me). 

I'd like to know what bull told them that lie.   (lol)
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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 11:19:51 PM »
I think kobo is wanting opinions on what age to castrate.

We castrate when they are about two months old.

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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 08:41:46 AM »
I had a crazy thought when you were joking of the pain , some organizations might jump on this as cruelty to animals, they have done some other crazy things an have got by with it...

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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 09:07:16 AM »
They do consider it cruelty. Their version is that we rip out their testicles when they are babies and leave them to bleed it out. Sounds kinda brutal huh? Haha.

Kobo - we knife castrate at 3 months.
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Re: Cutting Bulls?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 09:49:51 AM »
With the bander you can do it at any age.  Since we sell mostly bulls we do not castrate until we know we want steers.  Kinda hard to reverse the process once it is done.

 

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