Growth of lambs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by incubatorchick, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. incubatorchick

    incubatorchick New Egg

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    Does keeping a male lamb intact make them grow any bigger or quicker than castrated lambs? I plan to take some to the locker this fall for meat and did not know if keeping them intact or castrating would make them grow bigger.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    It probably does. I know from personal experience that intact bull calves grow faster than steer calves. The same is probably true for lambs.
     

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