how old is too old to elastrate a bull calf?

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  1. chma4

    chma4 Wolverton Family Farm Supporter

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    How old is too old to elastrate a bull calf? Some one please tell me. There is a debate here.
     
  2. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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    Someone correct me if I am wronge, none of our cows are even old enough to have calves yet, I think it is 6 months? I don't really know though, hopefully someone who does will be here soon.
     

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When the bander is fully extended, and the testicles won't go through the band one at a time, the calf is too old.
     
  4. chma4

    chma4 Wolverton Family Farm Supporter

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    Good. I put the elastrator band on him this weekend and it just doesnt look how it looks on my goats so I started second guessing myself. And everyone started putting their 2 cents in. I feel a little better now. He is coming up on 6 months old soon. And I thought that was the appropriate time.
    Thanks guys
     
  5. unioncreek

    unioncreek Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I usually wait until they are five months old. I've had a few that I had trouble getting through the elasticator, when they get that big I put two bands on.

    Bobg