There is a maxim attributed to Milo of Croton:
Lift a calf every day and when you are old, you can lift a cow.
Castration was quite interesting. Dave Juenger had the honors. It was a non-event to Ferdinand, as Dave took a small, tight rubber band, expanded it with a special plier-like tool, and slipped it over and released it above Ferdinand's testicles without a squeak or blink from Ferdinand (...only me). Bloodless. Painless. Why castrate? For multiple reasons: Ferdinand will never be used for breeding. We do not want him to act up in an adolescent, studly manner. And, we want all energy directed to growth and bulking up, not to development of amorous intentions and capabilities.
Gotta go... and carry Ferdinand on our daily walk together.