It is the rendering unserviceable the testicles of a male animal.


To control breeding diseases.

To control breeding.

For faster growth rates.

Increase quality of meat by removing unpleasant smell especially in goats.

Methods Used: Closed/bloodless method

  • involves use of burdizzo or rubber ring and ela

  • Animals do not bleed but may not be 100% effecti

Open method

  • A surgical method used for castrating cocks, piglets and rabbits whose testes are internal.

  • Also used for lambs, kids and calves.

  • Animals bleed a lot.

  • However, it is 100% effective.

  • It is not recommended for mature adults.


  • It is the practice of making male birds lose their male characteristics by use of hormones.

  • Hormones used include stilboestrol which is injected into the birds when they are one day old and female hormones implanted beneath the skin at the neck.

  • Birds which have lost their male characteristics in this way are referred to as capons. käyttää vain välttämättömiä evästeitä istunnon ylläpitämiseen ja anonyymiin tekniseen tilastointiin. ei koskaan käytä evästeitä markkinointiin tai kerää yksilöityjä tilastoja. Lisää tietoa evästeistä