In my years in animal science and Vet medicine, we always castrated male sheep and goats traditionally- incision, pull, dip in iodine; they are freaked out for about 2 minutes, but then there is no rolling or pain after. I've noticed that almost everyone here bands, or at least those I've seen talk about it. I've banded too, but I always felt so bad that even days later the poor guys were visibly stressed. I'd love to know your personal experience and the method(s) you use, and why If you band, why do you band instead of the other options? If you do the other methods, why do you do that? And if you don't use one of the 3 listed, please let me know what method you do use Oh! And this is for wethering bucklings, not older bucks... for the record But I'd be glad to know if/how you handle older bucks as well! Thanks!