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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:45 pm

Study:
https://bsas.org.uk/articles/animal-byt ... nd-heifers
"Dr Moss said that bulls had significantly lower tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall liking than steers and heifers."
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:14 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:You're right......... feeding out steers is just a fad.


Is that your diversion from answering the real question? If you don't know its ok to say that.

Actually his question was... How to castrate in a one man operation?
Until you started in on bleeding heart liberal Peta propaganda of don't castrate animals.
He wasn't asking for opinions on castrating other than how to.
You asked why, he explained in his reply to your question.... so let the man manage his own animals.


I would just question if its absolutley necessary to steer them on such a small scale...
Even the largest scale operations castrate individual animals one head at a time.

...when you are going to be selling it as freezer beef any ways for most people.

You're right again... freezer beef buyers don't deserve quality....
New Beef Association motto should be...... "Beef, Take It or Leave It."


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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby M-5 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:16 pm

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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks M5. I told some of you a month ago that I would get a picture of the Imobolizer that I use. That's it. Used it tonight.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:47 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Thanks M5. I told some of you a month ago that I would get a picture of the Imobolizer that I use. That's it. Used it tonight.


Did it immobilize you Kenny? :hide:
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:54 pm

Nope but I'm pretty slow already.
I used it on some 15 month old bull calves. They stood there and didn't move while I castrated them. Some longhorn calves that had been used as roping calves so they still weren't very big.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:52 am

kenny thomas wrote:Nope but I'm pretty slow already.
I used it on some 15 month old bull calves. They stood there and didn't move while I castrated them. Some longhorn calves that had been used as roping calves so they still weren't very big.


Haha. Ive thought about getting one. I don’t often have the need bc I band at birth but sometimes I can see where it would be very beneficial. Especially when working on legs or udders. You be careful anyway Kenny. Those yearlings pack a powerful kick. Had a local guy that got kicked in the face last year while castrating. Really messed him up for a while. But he’s fine now.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:59 am

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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby ddd75 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:59 am

i've never had one move when i'm holding the balls.. in the chute anyway.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:02 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Nope but I'm pretty slow already.
I used it on some 15 month old bull calves. They stood there and didn't move while I castrated them. Some longhorn calves that had been used as roping calves so they still weren't very big.


Haha. Ive thought about getting one. I don’t often have the need bc I band at birth but sometimes I can see where it would be very beneficial. Especially when working on legs or udders. You be careful anyway Kenny. Those yearlings pack a powerful kick. Had a local guy that got kicked in the face last year while castrating. Really messed him up for a while. But he’s fine now.

The good thing about this is he can't kick. He just stands there frozen. I also use it when injecting Penn and Dex into the membrane of the eyeball. It is very easy to mess up doing it if the calf moves at all.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:16 am

ddd75 wrote:i've never had one move when i'm holding the balls.. in the chute anyway.

I have had them kick me bad when the knife touched the nut. Now they don't move.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:34 am

kenny thomas wrote:
ddd75 wrote:i've never had one move when i'm holding the balls.. in the chute anyway.

I have had them kick me bad when the knife touched the nut. Now they don't move.


I've seen that happen to my vet more times than I care to remember.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:28 pm

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kenny thomas wrote:
ddd75 wrote:i've never had one move when i'm holding the balls.. in the chute anyway.

I have had them kick me bad when the knife touched the nut. Now they don't move.


I've seen that happen to my vet more times than I care to remember.

Be a good client and order a machine. I promise you that you won't be sorry.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:52 am

kenny thomas wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:I have had them kick me bad when the knife touched the nut. Now they don't move.


I've seen that happen to my vet more times than I care to remember.

Be a good client and order a machine. I promise you that you won't be sorry.


I might mention it to him.
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Re: How to castrate in a one man operation?

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:11 pm

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kenny thomas wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
I've seen that happen to my vet more times than I care to remember.

Be a good client and order a machine. I promise you that you won't be sorry.


I might mention it to him.

Don't mention it, make him a gift of it.
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