Mating & Castration
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.
NB: This technique should only be performed by professional operators.
**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.
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.
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.
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.