disbudding

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by mommaB, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. So I someday would like to learn how to disbud myself. I have seen it done a few times with my kids from last year. I have a gal who lives in the area that does it for me, but I would like to be able to do it myself!
    Anyhow, I was looking at equipment and am not sure about some things? Like which one is best and why?

    So there is this one:
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/product ... pn=0029537

    and this one: I like this one because it has diff tips(buck tip) but is it usefull? And how do you use it?
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/product ... V&pn=16157
    or is this one too much?

    Thanks ahead of time for all of your advise! :wink:
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Right now I use a 50x with nigerian tip, but have found that a lot of my bucks kids develope scurs...and a few doelings as well. So I wouldn't recommend it. I have heard the 30x with the regular tip works really well for nigerian kids. I am going to hopefully be getting one before next kidding season.
     

  3. thanks Kylee! I am still ver curious as to what the buck tip is for, or how you use it?
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Can't help ya there...never tried it.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    dont find the buck tip to be that useful

    get the X30 1/2inch
     
  6. oky doke! :thumbup: thanks!
     
  7. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    Yep... the X30 is the best. I have an X50 too but I don't like it as much.