When is the best time to castrate?

When is the best time to castrate?

Marci Whitehurst

Progressive Cattleman

As producers anticipate a new calf crop, they continue to consider the needs of their livestock. This includes castration of bull calves. So when is the best time to castrate? Grant Dewell from Iowa State University states, "The earlier, the better." W. Mark Hilton of Elanco Animal Health says, "Ideally, castration happens shortly after birth."

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