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How old is too old for castrating a bull
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VKG    Posted 07-13-2001 at 14:43:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was entertaining the idea of raising a feeder calf. A friend has a nice angus bull he is getting ready to wean, he is about 200lb.How old is too old for castrating? We have goats with an electric fence about knee high. Will the calf run right through it and should we put him in a more secure pen for a while? Thanks for you're help.

Bee Ranch    Posted 07-15-2001 at 21:24:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah!!!!!! go get him cowboy. How many 200lb. bulls have you casterated?

Take him to a vet.

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 07-16-2001 at 07:06:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah go take hime to the vet!!! ya right.

After you get finished paying the vet bill you could fill your freezer with a load of buthcer bought beef, you'd be better off selling the calv as a bull then.

Bee Ranch Go have an other no brainer moment!

Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-14-2001 at 13:40:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure on the bull.

My wifes uncle had cows for years in a pasture with one strand of electric bob wire. It depends on the animal. I used to have goats. Some would go through 3 strands and some wouldn't go through 1.

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 07-14-2001 at 05:46:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You requir a freind, farmer rancher or vet with a Burdezzo" the bloodless casterator" Instead of cutting you grimp down on the where you would cut to crush the cord inside. But do it right or you will end up with a bull, its less of a shock to them this way.

You might be asking for trouble with the electric fence, Id rethink this idea a little, you might have to add a second wire cause that calf isn't always going to be a calf.

little more preplanning might help!

scooterhead    Posted 07-13-2001 at 19:03:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
He we`ll be fine to cut at that size . Let the calf get acustom to the goats in a smaller pen then he should stay with them .

OW    Posted 07-13-2001 at 16:10:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wouldn't try it at my age, i'll tell ya that for sure! I'd still try a piglet, maybe.......... :)

MikeH-Tx    Posted 07-13-2001 at 16:28:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
OW, you only get partial credit for your smart answer. You didn't even mention the 200 lb. friend...

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