We bought some simmental/angus feeders that are about 600 pounds. They were supposed to be banded, but we have a couple that the previous owner only got one of the testicles down when the band was put on. The only requirements to be able to band is the ability to count to two, but for some people I guess that is a problem. Anyway, I can see the other testicle in what is left of the sac and was thinking about running the calves through the headgate and cutting the other testicles out. Has anyone ever tried this before or any ideas? Also, since it is may, if I cut them, will flies be a problem? Last, does anyone out there band calves throughout the summer, and if so, do you run into fly problems there? Thanks for any help!