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  • Joined Jun 2012
Ram castration
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:48:43 am »

how old is to old to castrate a ram over the age of 4?

Advice please.

Thank you
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Ram castration
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 08:50:05 am »
Would need to speak to your vet. The older they get the harder it can be but the vet would be the person to ask, as they will be performing the procedure.


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Ram castration
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 04:07:53 pm »
Let us know what they say, Emily, please.  I may want to keep Skyhawk on as a fleece sheep and he will eventually have daughters in the flock...

Whether castration will reduce aggression I don't know, but Skyhawk has (thus far) never been anything other than a complete gentleman  :love: :sheep:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Ram castration
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 06:49:09 pm »
Wow Sally. How did your unicorn lose his horn then?
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett


  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Ram castration
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 03:14:44 pm »
My neighbours had her 5 rams of various ages done some years ago.


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