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    what age to castrate lambs with rings

    what is the oldest age you can put castration rings on a lambs knackers a little new to the job am I right thinking must be done in first week ?
    obviously the older the better for me learning with them being bigger

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    Within the first 7 days.

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    [QUOTE=Barney;278330]Within the first 7 days.[/QUOTE
    ok great thank you hand a few people show me before how to do it just wondering if theres any hints or tips on best way to do it

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    Pretty simply job. Make sure you get two balls in the bag before and more importantly after you put the ring on. Don't put the ring so high up that it pinches the little teats on the side of the scrotum.

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    They will often be able to lift one or both up, gentle pressure with fingers either side will often help, but every now and then one will be undescended and impossible to do with a ring.
    If you only have a few you might never encounter this.

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Dram View Post
    Pretty simply job. Make sure you get two balls in the bag before and more importantly after you put the ring on. Don't put the ring so high up that it pinches the little teats on the side of the scrotum.
    great thank you very much for the advise much appreciated

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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    They will often be able to lift one or both up, gentle pressure with fingers either side will often help, but every now and then one will be undescended and impossible to do with a ring.
    If you only have a few you might never encounter this.
    ok thank you, is there anything you can do if you can't put a band on it apart from keep it away from the ewes when its older

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