Effect of castration method on stocker health and gain

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dc.contributor.author Brazle, F.K.
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dc.date.issued 2010-10-14T17:58:21Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6335
dc.description.abstract Two field trials were conducted to compare two different band-castration techniques with surgical castration of calves and yearlings. In Trial I, the bull calves were surgically castrated or banded with Elastrator® rubber rings and compared with calves purchased as steers. Purchased steers gained faster (P<.05) during the 33-day receiving trial than bulls castrated by either method, but no difference was observed in percentage of sick calves. In Trial II, yearling bulls were surgically castrated or banded with the EZE® Bloodless Castrator device. Yearlings purchased as steers gained faster (P<.05) than EZE-castrated bulls during the 110-day trial. Bulls castrated by either method required more medications (P<.07) than steers. In both trials, there was no advantage to banding compared with surgical castration of bulls in terms of gain or health. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1992 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 92-407-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 651 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Castration en_US
dc.subject Banding en_US
dc.subject EZE device en_US
dc.subject Stocker cattle en_US
dc.title Effect of castration method on stocker health and gain en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1992 en_US
dc.citation.epage 82 en_US
dc.citation.spage 80 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1992, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1992 en_US

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