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With calves needing de-horning it’s essential that the procedure is done in the correct way.

Earlier the better is the golden rule when de-horning calves as young calves have small buds which are easier to remove and smaller calves are safer to handle.

Local anaesthetic should always be used to limit

the amount of distress that is caused to the animal.

Most farmers use Hornex or Adrenacaine then de-bud with a portasol de-horning iron.

All of which can be found in store as well as de-horning wire & handles.

Please contact the store for more information and advice.