This evening I caught up with my work of castrating the new bull calves. This must be done as steers typically bring a better price at market than bulls. We use the painless elastrator which uses a strong rubber band to cut off circulation to the unwanted part. The little guys show no ill effects from the procedure and are back to playing or sucking their mothers within a matter of seconds.
This is the contented Father checking out Dad on the Gator. He doesn’t seem to pay any attention to his new offspring and is more interested in whether Dad has a treat for him in the little white bucket!
He will have one more year on the farm before a new bull takes his place