These testicles recently belonged to some young calves. Those calves, as you can tell, recently had a bad day. Part of my animal science class was the sterilization of our young boys at the ranch. Pretty interesting process. I was surprised as to how calm the calves were during the process. While the calves displayed some signs of irritation, after the procedure, they walked away without a hitch in their getup and are completely healed in a week and a half to two. Not to shabby.
Why do we do it? Well, the reason is because Americans love their meat tender, juicy, and flavorful. The sterilization of young male calves increases the above qualities. Like it or not, it shows that the consumer has the power in the agricultural world. Inform yourself and vote with your dollars. The industry will sell what the consumer wants.