Castrating lambs

whether and how to castrate lambs

Soay ram lambs:  Whether to wether, when, and how

Soay ram lambs: Whether to wether, when, and how

Absent a big win in the gender lottery, we end lambing season with more ram lambs than we need or can sell.  When the lambs are about 8-14 weeks old, we convert some rams to wethers, i.e., we castrate them.   Why castrate at all, rather than leave things be? I can think of at […]

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