From The Guardian: "Half a dozen cowgirls and cowboys on horseback circle the herd, lassoing calves for brands, vaccinations and, for the steers, castration."
Isn't a steer already castrated? Ah, well, it's in Oregon, and they're doing their best to keep Oregon weird.
Yep, take it from a farm girl, steers are castrated.
I am visualising a cowboy with a pair of scissors and a puzzled expression.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.