I was out in my buckling pen today and had two brothers side by side so I took this picture to show what a successful burdizzo castration looks like. The white one (on the left) was wethered about 3 weeks ago. You can see the difference in their testicles, with the wethered one having his harden and shrink up. They’ll continue to shrink up, but will not totally disappear. One of the big cons cited for this method is that you can’t be sure it took. At only 3 weeks out, I think it’s pretty obvious who was castrated and who wasn’t. Pros for this method include being very quick (5 seconds a side), no open wounds so no worries about fly strike/tetanus, quick recovery (walking normal the next day), and it is inexpensive with just the cost of the tool. We’ve been happy with this method and haven’t had complaints from buyers or had to redo anyone. Just wanted to share in case anyone else was interested in this method of wethering.