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CallicrateNo-Bull Enterprises is proud to introduce the next generation Callicrate Bander the Callicrate PRO Bander. It is the most advanced tool of its kind, thanks in part to the use of CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing).

Pro Bander

"We eliminated the need to crimp the tensioned loop, which speeds up the operation by removing a step in the process, while also making the tool lighter-weight and ergonomically easier to handle," says retired aerospace manufacturing engineer Roy Harbach, the product's designer. "We also traded out heavier materials in favor of lighter weight, high strength aerospace-grade materials."

Other upgrades include replacing the tension system pull cord with a tough, webbed strap and adding a new 360-degree tension indicator that can be read easily from any angle. In addition, the loops are bright green to help the operator verify the loop is secured and placed properly. There is no wrong way to load the PRO Loop, plus, the larger loop opening allows for easier application.

"Precision components are machined on modern CNC (computerized numerical control) machine tools to ensure accurate fit and finish tolerances, while building on No-Bull Enterprises' two decades of experience in bringing the most humane, effective, high quality American-made tools to the animal health market," Harbach said. "The fully encapsulated, ratchet design helps to protect the mechanism from the elements, expanding on the product line's existing reputation for resistance to grit, wear, and abrasion."

In addition to the new Callicrate PRO Bander, No-Bull Enterprises also manufactures the Callicrate WEE Bander, a state-of-the-art high-tension nonsurgical castration tool made specifically for smaller animals, including newborn calves, sheep, and goats. The original Callicrate SMART Bander and Loops will still be available.

Ask for Callicrate Banders at your local animal health supplier or call No-Bull Enterprises at 800-858-5974 or 785-332-3344 to find a distributor in your area. Rachel and Sam are standing by to answer any questions you may have about the PRO Bander the first new tool for delayed castration in two decades! All Callicrate products are made in St. Francis, Kansas USA!!

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