yeah, we have to do that too. Ugh. You're right...some things about farming are quite, umm, REAL.
poor little piggies...debbie
honest curiousity here.. why do you casterate them? we used to have people tell us to do that, otherwise the meat will taste "off".. but then we left them intack last year, and the meat tasted fine.others have said that the pigs are less aggressive.. and maybe they are when they are older, but we have yet to keep them longer than 6 or 7 months (though this year we are planning on keeping a breeding pair for the spring) we've left them again this year.. and it's soon time for butchering :Dso it's a really honest question.. as to why you casterate them :D thanks
We cast. Them as1. Each one I have tasted that was not. Cast. Had an odd flavor2. We raise them grass fed so we have them longer and they do become aggressive and we want safety for the little ones
Oh yeah ~ we do the lambs & it sure isn't fun at all, but needs to be done! In reply to the comment ~ I was told that to prevent the odd taste in meat you must essentially castrate ( chop off that region) as soon as you've cut the throat to prevent testosterone circulating through the system. I guess we'll find out if this works one day.Piglets are just so cute!!Have funRenata:)
We castrated a ram lamb today, so appreciate (understand) the honesty! No blood with this, though, as we used the "clamp" method because he is a little bit bigger.Another thing - only five males in that big litter? That's pretty neat!
Wow, I learned something to today...yikes!!!! Poor piglets:-(
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