We have been using Elastrator bands successfully to castrate cattle for years. We usually do it within the first week the calf is born.
I think I might have my first ever 'oops' using the bands. I think I may have missed one testicle on a bull calf. At the time I put the band on, I could have sworn that I had both (yes I can count to two) but now it looks as though one may have slipped out when I was taking the tool off. This calf fought a little and momma was staring me down so I got in a little bit of a hurry.
My question is this -
Once the scrotum and one nut fall off (should be within a few days from now) will it still be possible to do a full castration on the calf using a knife to cut the other testicle out from between his skin and his body?
I don't want a reputation of selling stags and I would like to send him to market instead of cutting him up for myself.
BTW - I don't want to get into a debate of cutting vs banding....I just want to know if it is possible to fix a banding error.