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Methods of Beef Cattle Castration

By goGreen | September 1, 2011
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What is castration?

To castrate a male animal means that the functioning of the testicles is stopped by preventing production of male hormones so that the animal is unable to reproduce.

Why are beef calves castrated?

Beef calves are castrated for the following reasons:

 

When to castrate:

Methods of castration

Burdizzo

Advantages

 

Rubber rings (elastrator)

Advantages

 

 

Open wound castration (emasculator or knife)

Advantage

 

Short scrotum method

Advantage

Aftercare

If these methods are not executed properly, castration could be incomplete.

Source: http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/LSTOCK/001/SA_InfoPaks/docs/Beef-castrate.pdf

 

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