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Re: Castration question

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Re: Castration question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:17 pm

Hopefully that dull blade used to clean your boots get sterilized! LOL
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Re: Castration question

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:21 pm

Jeanne if its a tuff nut to pull out doing it like your husband did makes it easier. Nothing wrong with doing it the way your husband did it. My dad did it that way.
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Re: Castration question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks Red Bull. Just thought it looked a whole lot easier taking everything out, but didn't want nephew to try it until I heard it was OK to do that way.
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Re: Castration question

Postby callmefence » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:36 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Hopefully that dull blade used to clean your boots get sterilized! LOL


I wipe it on my shirt between each one. :hat:



I drop the whole knife in a pan of alcohol between each one..
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Re: Castration question

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:40 pm

We do ours at weaning, so 600 plus pounds. We have only had one that bled excessive, and we just tied some umbilical tape around it to stop the bleeding, and he was fine. We soak the Newberry knife in nolvasan solution between calves.
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Re: Castration question

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:45 pm

I castrate my surplus bull calves at about 250-300kg (550-660lbs). I always remove the sheath first and cut it off high before pulling out the blood vessels and cord. I would imagine it would be a massive pull at that age if you didn't take the sheath off. If you used the emascultors I would recommend removing the sheath as well to get a more direct crush on the blood vessels.

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Re: Castration question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the input.
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Re: Castration question

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Jeanne, I still cut them just like your husband did. I cut calves up to 700 lb. Biggest difference is I don't have anyone to tail them so I use an Immobilizer to keep them still.
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Re: Castration question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:14 am

Hi Kenny, knowing you can leave the sheath on, you still continue to take it off? And when you take it "off" the testicle, do you actually leave it "in" the calf? Seems to me, he sliced carefully from top to bottom of the testicle, popped the testicle out the side, then slid the sheath UP out of the way, and left it behind after pulling the testicle out??? Is that right? And if you can just take it all out, why bother??
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Re: Castration question

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:47 pm

It has always worked for me this way so i dont change. Yes, the sheath stays in there.
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