Callicrate® ProBander™ Kit for Calf Castration
Callicrate® ProBander™ Kit
The Callicrate® Pro Bander™ Kit comes with the bander tool, 5 loops, cutter and carrying case. For use with Callicrate® PRO bands only.
Advantages of using the Callicrate Bander
• Non-surgical, bloodless procedure
• Uninterrupted feed intake, conversion, and weight gain
• Reduced incidence of water belly
• Patented clip locks loop in place—NO SLIPPAGE
• Quick and easy to use
• Works on any size of animal
• Standard loops can also be used for dehorning and tail docking; larger (14") prolapse loops are available
• Kit includes Callicrate Bander, 5 standard loops, loop cutter, carrying case, and instructional video
Additional Bands also available.
The Callicrate® Pro Bander™ is a humane, easy-to-use castrating tool for any size bull (300 lbs. - 3,000 lbs.) Lightweight design with smooth ratcheting action. A Callicrate Pro Loop™ is installed on the nose of the tool. The Loop's pull tab is then affixed to the tension strap. As tension strap is ratcheted, the Loop's self-locking clip causes band to tighten.
The Pro Bander design eliminates the need for a crimping rod and tension clip. Extra-strong Callicrate® loops are produced using a special solid latex formula that is over three times stronger than pre-made latex rings. Retains tension for immediate and total blocking of the blood vessels, for faster scrotal drop with less pain and swelling. Because each loop is ratcheted to the precise tightness required, each use provides a custom fit. Spring loaded indicator senses proper tightness. Scrotum should fall off in 20 to 35 days. Vaccinate with tetanus toxoid according to label directions.
Banding offers alternatives for later castration, faster gains and less stress. Research indicates bulls typically gain 15% faster and convert feed 20% more efficiently than castrated steers, likely due to testosterone. Delaying castration allows the herdsman to take advantage of faster, more efficient weight gains from intact bulls. And compared to traditional castration, the banding process is much easier and less stressful on animals.