So here's the story: I have a buckling. His name is Kip. My original plan was to keep Kip, breed him to one of my does for a couple of breeding seasons, then sell him. But I am getting attached. And he is very smart, calm, and eager to please. And as I've been hauling hay and 5 gallon buckets of water to my buck and wether who live far down the hill from me, my thoughts have been, 'you know, I could teach one of the GOATS to do this for me...' I think Kip would be very easy to train. I am just wondering how to go about castrating him...or if I should even still try. His testicles are big. He is starting to act bucky, so I think if I want him to be a reliable working goat rather than a breeding buck, I should probably act quickly to curb those hormones. I know some pack goat people castrate their bucklings later, so I'm wondering what's the best way to go about this. Buy a bigger bander? Burdizzo? Get a vet involved? If it's going to be hugely traumatic for him or cost me lots of dollars, I will just stick with my original plan for him and start the process of training a working goat or two from this year's kid crop. @Damfino , I feel like you will have some good input here.