castrating...what age?

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well our heifer had her calf...a little bull...he is 3 weeks old and we would like to know when we should castrate....he will be slaughtered in fall of 2002...... mom amd calf are great and so is our yearling bull!!

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> well our heifer had her calf...a
> little bull...he is 3 weeks old
> and we would like to know when we
> should castrate....he will be
> slaughtered in fall of 2002......
> mom amd calf are great and so is
> our yearling bull!!

We have 4 Holstein Bull Calves, they are now 3 months old. We banded them at 2 months, everything went well, didn't seem to bother them or cause them any pain. I'm glad we did it before the flies got real bad. Hope this helps. JB

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The sooner the better. I think a band works really well on the little guys; they act like they don't even know it's on there, no blood either. Good luck..

> well our heifer had her calf...a
> little bull...he is 3 weeks old
> and we would like to know when we
> should castrate....he will be
> slaughtered in fall of 2002......
> mom amd calf are great and so is
> our yearling bull!!

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It is my opinion that one should band them within 2 or 3 months. It is so much easier than waiting. Too much longer and then you have to calcrete band or, worse, cut.

> well our heifer had her calf...a
> little bull...he is 3 weeks old
> and we would like to know when we
> should castrate....he will be
> slaughtered in fall of 2002......
> mom amd calf are great and so is
> our yearling bull!!

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