Implanting the Suckling Calf

Implanting the Suckling Calf

Erin Laborie

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The use of growth implants has shown to be an effective tool in increasing production from the ranch to the feedlot. Implants cause a delay in fat deposition and an increase in lean tissue accretion while ultimately changing frame size. These growth promotants have been reported to increase gains of suckling calves by four to six percent (Griffin and Mader, 1997).

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