velacreations wrote:I castrated a 120+lb hog today, and I can tell you, I'll never do that again.
it needed to be done, so I went ahead and did it.
Me thinks you're trying for a Darwin Award.
Did it have to be done?
I'm glad you're okay. Keep being lucky!
Excellent. If you gotta do it then it's good to have it go well!
Sally wrote:will an uncastrated hog be mean?
velacreations wrote:Castration is not torture.
velacreations wrote:Every single male pig or beef you buy from a store has been castrated.
velacreations wrote:The market demands it, that is why we did it.
velacreations wrote:I did not want to, but taking a $200 loss on an animal is not an option for me right now. I hope to educate our market to avoid castration in the future.
velacreations wrote:If you want to change things, then ask your local farmer to give you a non-castrated pig for butcher. If the market demands it, we will provide.
False. We sell pork in the stores from our boar pigs who have not been castrated every single week of the year. In some countries they do not do castration.