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Should i cut or not cut sheep before slaughter

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

  1. incubatorchick

    incubatorchick Hatching

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    I have some lambs i intend to slaughter in the fall. However i was wondering if i had to castrate the lambs. If i don't will there be a strange taste to the meat? I've read it either way was fine but wasn't for sure.
     

  2. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    If the meat tastes strange it won't be because they were not castrated.
     
  3. redguinea

    redguinea Chirping

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    I was always told its better to castrate so the meat isnt as tough and the lambs are a lot calmer bacause they arent rams. I think all lamb meat tastes basically the same, castration would only make a difference if you were eating adult sheep, eg ram vs weather.
     

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