poultry, phases of poultry, caponizing, animal husbandry department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
No farmer in South Dakota would think of keeping all male animals for breeding purposes unless he had an opportunity to sell them to other breeders, for he ·would realize that the price on the open market would be much less than for castrated animals. It is a well-known fact that castration changes the male animal so that it is easily handled, less nervous and excitable, and more easily fattened. Therefore, all male sheep, hogs, cattle, and horses not need for breeding purposes are subjected to this operation while young.
Sutter, Clara M., "Phases of Poultry Work: Caponizing and Capons" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 135.