Mating & Castration

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217 610
$199.00 inc. GST
201 288
$59.95 inc. GST
201 289
$59.95 inc. GST
The Chin-Ball Mating Harness was developed in New Zealand, and is used around the world for identifying mated cows. The robust harness/halter has a cone-shaped device underneath which contains a freely-rotating ball, working on the same principle as a ball-pen.
The stainless-steel container can be filled with ink of the desired colour. Each fill is enough to mark 25-30 cows (approx. 0.5 litre). When a cow is properly in season she will receive very clearly identifiable back markings from the bull (or cow) wearing the device. Marks fade in 4 to 14 days. We suggest changing colours on a 3 week cycle, to prevent any confusion. Ink is available in 1 litre containers. Ink is oil based.
NB: Ink must be mixed thoroughly if it has been stored for some time.
High quality stainless steel tool from Aesculap of Germany. This is a smaller castrator, most suitable for calves or foals, and ideal for use by vets with smaller hands. Serrated-edge blades, with tension adjuster. Length 19cm o.a.
207 518
$4.95 inc. GST
207 520
$16.95 inc. GST
207 519
$52.95 inc. GST
These marking rings are equal quality to any on the market, with production being continually monitored and tested. Consistency and reliability are guaranteed. See our range of ring applicators below.
207 732
$155.00 inc. GST
207 733
$155.00 inc. GST
207 756
$155.00 inc. GST
The Willis spaying technique enables intra-vaginal or ‘passage’ spaying. The large-cow size is mostly required for exotic or tropical breeds. These stainless steel tools are specially manufactured for the purpose. Dimensions are hole length x width in mm.
NB: This technique should only be performed by professional operators.
210 695
$89.95 inc. GST
210 696
$69.95 inc. GST
212 976
$149.95 inc. GST
The California Bander was developed in USA to give breeders a low-cost tool for achieving delayed castration of bull calves. The California bander is the lowest cost, simplest and easiest tool to use for this task. Delayed castration allows bull calves to grow faster on the natural testosterone produced by retaining their testicles for longer. To apply the bands the tool is grasped by the left hand as pictured above. The band clip is fitted into the small slot in the top of the tool. The testicles are grasped firmly against the tool and the band is pulled tightly around the scrotal sac and down into the V-notch of the clip. Let go of the sac and the clip frees from the tool. The task is complete. A demonstration DVD is available on request.
**The ‘starter kit’ includes one tool plus one pack of 25 bands.

This tool from USA is for the purpose of ensuring bulls can achieve the fastest possible growth rates, without need of artificial hormonal growth promotants. (Proven 15% improvements.) They are then easily and humanely castrated at the latest appropriate stage. The Callicrate  Bander can be used on larger animals to quickly, cleanly, nonsurgically and most important humanely remove the testicles. Bull management can be modified to castrate nearer maturity maximising the growth induced by natural testosterone. 


The procedure is based on the use of a strong rubber cord inserted into a patented application device. The cord is stretched over the scrotum before being tightened by a ratchet mechanism and then locked firmly into position using a metal clip. With a little practice the procedure is both faster and safer than using a knife or other castration instruments.

*The SMART Bander kit includes Bander tool, loop cutter, 5 loops and demonstration video, all supplied in a sturdy kit box.

219 441
$549.00 inc. GST
219 442
$79.95 inc. GST
219 443
$299.00 inc. GST

The Callicrate WEE bander has been developed for safe, and 100% reliable, castration of small animals - calves, lambs, kids etc. This system is a step up from regular rubber-ring castration, where a more reliable and humane system is required. The WEE device allows a wider applicator opening, and then a more consistent tension when released. The extra tension is critical in stopping all blood supply to the testicles. Trials on lambs using traditional and Callicrate castration showed much less pain and stress in the Callicrate group. Visit http://www.callicratebanders.com/bander/WEE-Bander.html for further information and demonstration video film.


*The WEE Bander kit includes Bander tool, 5 x WEE loops, Loop stretch tool.

The Rurtec ‘Chin-Mark’ harness is used to monitor oestrus or mating activity in cattle. The harness is typically applied to a neutered bull, or to an oestrus-active cow, to leave easily identifiable indication of cows oestrus period. Crayons clip into a holder under the chin. The crayons come in three ‘temperate zone’ types - cold, mild, and hot, ideal for ram marking, but for cattle, zones mild and hot are quite adequate. (Mild crayons used in a hot climate may ablate too quickly.) The harness is easily attached and removed with two quick-clips. Crayons can be changed with harness attached, as long as the head is restrained.
Kamer is a recognised European brand. These forged steel emasculators are of very good quality but at reasonable prices. Knee pad is aid to use of tool but fits only the 34cm and larger tools. Use emasculator to crush one spermatic cord at a time, making two crushes on each, about 1-2cm apart, for 5 minutes each crush. (Do not crush both cords at the same time, as this may be ineffective, and may damage the emasculator.) Fine-adjustment tool is supplied with each emasculator.
23cm: For lambs and piglets
30cm and 34cm: For large sheep to small bulls
40cm: For cattle
48cm: For large bulls and horses
NB: These tools are for use only by experienced herdsmen, or under supervision of a veterinarian. The emasculators are not adjustable.
213 809
$899.00 inc. GST
211 965
$1,099.00 inc. GST
Revolutionary castration technique developed in USA. The emasculator handle is fitted into a variable speed power drill which is operated to twist the cord until it breaks, using a closed castration technique. The tunic effectively ties off the vessels, providing superior haemostasis and minimising complications. A DVD is available showing how to use the instrument (or it can be viewed on the Shoof website).**The equine tool has wider opening jaws needed for stallion use.
NB: This tool is for use only by an experienced herdsmen under the supervision of a veterinarian. This castrator must ONLY be used under a general anaesthetic.
201 121
$255.00 inc. GST
201 123
$399.00 inc. GST
The Sand emasculator features a single-crush jaw which brings one central blade between two fixed blades. The action is crushing, not cutting. A handles lock allows the crush pressure to be applied for the required time. The tools above reflect a range of quality. The Shoof tool is satisfactory quality and function, made in Asia. Aesculap is a top-quality German brand. Both the tools are 31cm long overall.
Triple crush emasculators, having clamping, crushing and cutting actions to minimise the risk of haemorrhage. We particularly recommend the high-quality Chifa version. Length 31cm o.a.