Disbudding ND with 3/4" tip?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by ArchxxAngel, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. ArchxxAngel

    ArchxxAngel New Member

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    Mar 13, 2010
    Hello all

    We are goat newbies and we are enjoying them so much! I have learned a wealth of information from this site and I'm so thankful that I found it and that there are so many knowledgeable people willing to share :)
    We have a couple Boers, we plan on getting a couple Nubians, and I'm getting some NDs with kids this weekend. We haven't done any disbudding yet but I've ordered the Rhinehart X50 from Caprine Supply and it comes with a 3/4" tip. The description says that the 3/4" tip can be used with NDs if you wait until there are sufficient horn buds. Does anyone have experience using this tip with NDs? How will I know when the horn buds are "sufficient"?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I use the 1/2 inch with the X30

    the meaning of sufficient means they need to be larger then most when you do the disbudding or it will be to big for their head.
     

  3. ArchxxAngel

    ArchxxAngel New Member

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    Mar 13, 2010
    Thank you. I just didn't know if the 3/4" was considered too big for the NDs.