The most humane method for castrating calves. Designed for bloodless castration of bull calves from newborns up to 3-4 months of age (up to approx. 350 lb).
Tri-Band band opens to 2.5"x2.5"x2.5", larger than standard castrating bands, and are 2X stronger. Their flat edge prevents them from rolling off the applicator. Requires no tightening of any kind - simply open, put in place, and release.
"Tri-Band" bands also work on standard pliers and are twice as strong as green bands.
A 2 dose Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine or CDT is recommended.
- Brand: Wadsworth Manufacturing
- Type: Bander
"Stronger bands, similar size to green "Cheerios""
This is a nice strong band and gives you that extra confidence. The bands stretch to a similar size as the regular round green elasticator bands.
I wasn't sure about this bander but when I tried it it worked great. A little hard to get the band off at first but once you get the hang of it it works great. Even the larger boys fit with a little pulling one at a time.
Haven't used yet for castration, but used on a buck and a doe that had scurs from dehorning and if they work as great for castrating as they did for putting the bands on the horns, I will be really happy!!