Let’s head out to the Laurel Acres farm in Central Point, Oregon for a story about why you need to make sure, if you’re taking any sort of moves to prevent animal breeding, you need to take the time to do it right. After one of the rams at the farm was supposedly “banded,” a methodology that uses a rubber ring around the top of the scrotum to make the organs unable to produce sperm, he went on to father 21 new babies this season.
Laurel Acres’ Julie Bohnert explained “You use a rubber band and get the testicles tucked so that they’re inside the sack, and you put the rubber band on it. It makes it so the testicles fall off. It turns out we missed one and didn’t notice it … and he was in with the others.”
The farm is working to find good homes for all of the unexpected babies. They typically keep sheep around for eco-friendly landscaping purposes, and sell them to other locals for the same reasons. They currently have 22 adult sheep, meaning that the new baby arrivals nearly outnumber the older generation. All of the animals are healthy and happy, and the father is definitely proud.
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