Rings make castrating easier for all

Rings make castrating easier for all

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EASY: Taking the knife out of the equation makes castrating easier on both the bull and the operator.

EASY: Taking the knife out of the equation makes castrating easier on both the bull and the operator.

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When the time comes to turn bulls into steers, farmers have a better choice of castrating.

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When the time comes to turn bulls into steers, farmers have a better choice of castrating.

After learning the benefits of this new castrating system, many farmers may choose for a bloodless system rather than the old method of "the knife".

TechniPharm EZE Bloodless can put more beef on animals and provide a better yield, a TechniPharm spokesman said.

This means more profit for the same effort.

"TechniPharm's goal is to make farming 'ezy' - to provide tools and equipment which make controlling animals safe for the operator while enhancing the well-being of the animal," he said.

"Jobs like castrating are a necessity.

"However, they invariably have a discomfort level.

"EZE Bloodless castrating can happen at any stage and without nasty side effects or handling difficulties.

"Research indicates intact bulls typically gain weight faster and convert feed more effectively, mainly due to the natural testosterone.

"Compared with the knife, the EZE Bloodless method is much more humane to the animals and easier on the operator.

"No blood in the yards means animals move easier and are not stressed.

"According to research the EZE method of castrating by placing a very high-tension ring on the scrotum appears to generate a localised immune response, something definitely lacking by using the knife.

"Additionally there is no growth setback and application of the rings is easy.

"A special applicator is used, which allows the band to be placed and to be tightened and than clamped off with a special ring.

"This means every bull gets a band to its own unique 'size' rather than one size fits all.

"The average time to apply the ring is 20 seconds.

"Under animal wellbeing regulations, veterinary advice on correct procedures for any castration is advised.

"The EZE Bloodless Castrating system offers two choices of applicators.

"The one for bulls under 200 kilograms is the tri-band, and the other for any bulls over that weight."

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