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Initiative 63

Improving castration methods (B.AWW.0220)

Castration remains an important procedure for sheep and cattle husbandry and on-farm management of these animals in Australia. Animals are castrated for a variety of reasons, including reducing aggressive behaviour, which decreases bruising and injuries to themselves and other cattle and to allow for selective breeding.

Research undertaken by 4cDesigns

What are we doing?

This project will produce a cheap and practical device designed to administer local anaesthetic for lambs being castrated.  If successful the same technology will be scaled up for use in calves.


July 2014

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