?? For Castrators... Banding.

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by SterlingAcres, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    I plan to band the bucklings born from my mixed does this fall. Which castrator would you recommend? I see Jeffers has their own brand name, but it makes me a bit nervous seeing it's $25 cheaper than the rest.

    Please and thank you.
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    thats the one I have - works good. Just is made of plastic instead of metal on the handles. But for a small herd they work out great.
     

  3. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    since Stacey answered, I'll go off topic . . . how many does & doelings are you up to now? did you get Cozette and the other (can't remember her name!)?
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Alright. I added it to my shopping cart in Jeffers. I'm up to $260, my husband might choke.

    I'm picking up Cozette and Crescent Moon tomorrow. I'm hoping maybe since she's looking for "forever" homes for her "old gals" maybe she'll send someone else along as well. Wishful thinking. Other than that, I just have my 3 doelings here :) It's a process. I'm accumulating. lol
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Yeah, my buckling in April :p
     
  7. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    Congrats on your new additions . . . I keep looking at everyone's kidding schedules and it is so very tempting . . . trying to hold back!
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ok will keep talking to the girls about that :thumbup:
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Yeah, keep telling them BOYS. lol

    I'm trying really hard to stop reading people's breeding lineups KP. Just keep telling yourself *next* year. Next year will be show stock accumulating year. lol
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    hey the new reg girls are nice - i would say show quality or at least their kids will be with the chance of a breeding to the Pheonix Rising Farm buck
     
  11. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    I know, I can't wait until she sends me pictures. I'm freaking in :love: with Voodoo and Charity. I'm hoping for flashy doelings from both of them, so cross your fingers :D
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I'll come pet the does and they're BOUND to have boys...you know since I have produced eight bucklings out of eight kids.

    ;)
     
  13. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    925
    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    I can't wait too...especially for your blue eyed bucklings Stacey...:)
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you are welcome to come by anytime Kristina :hug:

    I actually just need 3 boys and 1 girl from Jitterbug

    The rest can have girls
     
  15. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    925
    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Sending some buck vibes to Jitterbug....:)
     
  16. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I bought the bander I have from TSC...Blue plastic handles and paid $13.00 for them. Also, when you buy that bag of 150 little green bands to go with the bander...put them in your freezer, they won't break down the way they can when left in the heat and will be like new when you have the need for just 1 or 2. :wink:
     
  17. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I'll make sure to only pet Jitterbug then :D
     
  18. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Thanks for the responses :D I'm actually really happy I won't have to pay 80 bucks for a bander. lol
     
  19. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Now Epona142 leave Jitterbug alone, I need a doe from her lol. I want a little blue eyed doe dont care if she looks like mom or dad cause they are both gorgeous.
     
  20. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    925
    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    We had a calf bander left from when we used to raise cattle and used that. The bands are the same for calves as they are for goats...it worked like a charm! We have two perfectly wethered boys now!