Long-duration implants offer a flexible, labor-savings solution
Realize increased weight gain and improved feed efficiency in the feedlot
Managing a feedlot requires innovative
responses to time-consuming — and costly — demands. Beef producers
must explore anything that could solve two or three problems at once, which is
why it’s important to understand the labor savings and operational flexibility
that come with using a long-duration implant.
First, a long-duration implant offers
significant potential for increased weight gain and improved average daily
gain.1 However, without the need to reimplant it also creates three
additional benefits for an operation:
· More available time in the day
· Increased labor efficiency
· Lower risk of injury
Consider how to create new opportunities when using a long-duration implant such as 200-day Synovex® One Feedlot.
More available time in the day. There’s never a shortage of work to do on a cattle operation. And, Mother Nature likes to throw unexpected curveballs. Be ready for the unexpected and take back some time in the day with the operational flexibility a long-duration implant offers.
Increased labor efficiency. Labor demands can create pain points to
deal with — high turnover, unreliability, inability to find help and the
expense of training new employees. Now, imagine the extra time and resources
available to you by using a long-duration implant with 200 days of
Lower risk of injury. Handling livestock is one of the major
sources of employee injury in the industry.2 A producer can lower
that risk, however, with a long-duration implant. Lighter-weight cattle
implanted on arrival at the feedlot can be handled more safely than a
1,000-pound animal coming through the chute later in the feeding cycle.
Handling cattle less frequently means fewer opportunities for employees to get
“Two long-term implants from Zoetis
— Synovex One Feedlot and Synovex One Grass — provide a unique
flexibility benefit,” said Gary Sides, cattle nutritionist, Cattle Strategic
Technical Services, Zoetis. “They are the only 200-day trenbolone acetate and
estradiol implants labeled for use in both steers and heifers, which delivers
additional labor savings and operational flexibility by allowing a producer to
use one applicator and implant for all cattle.”
Of course, additional weight gain is
part of all these considerations, too. Steers implanted with Synovex One
Feedlot saw a 15.4% improvement in average daily gain (ADG) and a 9.8%
improvement in feed efficiency when compared with nonimplanted feeder cattle,
and heifers demonstrated a 12% increase in ADG and a 7% improvement in feed
Discover which implants will work best for your operation at NoStressSYNOVEX.com and talk to your Zoetis representative about what’s right for your business.
not use SYNOVEX products in veal calves. Refer to label for complete directions
for use, precautions, and warnings.