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Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 am
by Nuakerprel
Hello all lovers of the moos!

What is the best way to castrate a jersey calf?

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
A knife.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 am
by Nuakerprel
How long do my posts have to be approved for?
This is crazy!?!?

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:51 am
by Dave
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 am
A knife.
X2

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:56 am
by Logar
If you have never done this before I would suggest you spend the cash and get a veterinarian to do it for you.

Once you learn it is easy but if you have never done it before you could cause some serious damage.

Or call a neighbor in to do it for you.

Cheers

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:29 am
by Mod2
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 am
How long do my posts have to be approved for?
This is crazy!?!?
Until I am satisfied your not a spammer or troll.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am
by Nuakerprel
Oh, ok.
I have to find a veterinarian in the area it seems

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:50 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am
Oh, ok.
I have to find a veterinarian in the area it seems
We’re not being very hospitable around here.

:welcome: to Cattle Today.

Where are you from? Tell us about you operation.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:02 am
by Nuakerprel
I see that

Operation? Medical? Thats getting a little personal!

Were in the foothills of the Rockies. Whats with the 20 questions?!?!

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:34 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:02 am
I see that

Operation? Medical? Thats getting a little personal!

Were in the foothills of the Rockies. Whats with the 20 questions?!?!
You'll do well. Carry on.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:20 pm
by Dave
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:02 am
I see that

Operation? Medical? Thats getting a little personal!

Were in the foothills of the Rockies. Whats with the 20 questions?!?!
It is pretty simple. How big is the calf? Small enough to man handle fairly easily? if it is too big to handle either get an experienced person or the vet.
Tie its head to a post. Preferably in a corner but along a fence will work. One person put a leg against its side and mash it against the fence. Same person grab the tail and lift up. Put some upward pressure on that tail. Person #2 goes behind the calf. With a sharp knife cut off the bottom third of the sack. Get a hold of a nut and pull straight down. Keep pulling until it breaks loose. Repeat on the second nut. There will be some small cords hanging down. Pull them out as far as possible and cut them off (usually wrap around the finger to pull). Spray with a disinfectant. Turn it loose.
I am not a vet but that is how a vet taught me over 50 years ago. Since then I have cut thousands of calves.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 pm
by jschoolcraft86
What Dave said. As a "rule of thumb" I usually measure how much of the sack I am going to cut off with my thumbnail. I place the bottom of my thumbnail on the edge of the sack and slice where the tip of my thumb was resting farther up. Most of the time you'll find two without much trouble, but every now and then you may have to do a little exploring.

Make sure you pull them out to instead of cutting with a sharp knife. I believe pulling the cords helps it stop bleeding faster. Be ready when you start pulling, my experience is that is when they fight back the most (although sometimes it goes down smoothly).

For a disinfectant I use the silver aluminum spray from my feed store. I spray it thoroughly in and around the opening.

It is a good idea to have someone around who has done it before in case you need to do some exploring, but it's not something that takes a long time to get accustomed to doing.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:45 pm
by Silver
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 am
Hello all lovers of the moos!

What is the best way to castrate a jersey calf?
How old / big is this calf?

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:05 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Silver wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 am
Hello all lovers of the moos!

What is the best way to castrate a jersey calf?
How old / big is this calf?
The little Leprechaun (misspelled his own name) has been banned Silver.

Re: Good morning

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 pm
by Silver
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Silver wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Nuakerprel wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 am
Hello all lovers of the moos!

What is the best way to castrate a jersey calf?
How old / big is this calf?
The little Leprechaun (misspelled his own name) has been banned Silver.
I never get the memos :(