anyone ever band half a horn?

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by billmac, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. billmac

    billmac Member

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    Sep 8, 2008
    My boer buck's horns are getting intolerable. I'm thinking they have to go, or he does. I was thinking of banding them about halfway up. Anyone ever done that? Will it work?
     
  2. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    I've only banded whole horns. Even if you band the horn off all of the way it can still grow back but usually as a scur. If I were you I'd band the whole horn. Doesn't make sense to band half of it...at least with scurs most of the time you can trim it or the goats knock them off themselves.
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Depending on how far down you band I think it would work. I can't really see doing it, i'm sure the horn would grow really weird after. If your going to do it i'd just go all the way and take the whole horn off.