New study shows long-duration implants pack on the pounds
Use this implant option for improved gain and increased labor efficiency
every dollar and pound count, make sure you are using every tool to help
optimize your operation — particularly an implant program that helps increase
grazing results, allowing cattle to pack on more pounds. Dr. Bryan Bernhard, a
nutritionist on the Zoetis Beef Strategic Technical Services team, says “The
value is really there for producers to use implants, because that technology is
proven through decades of research and field use to deliver a high return on
to Dr. Bernhard, duration makes a difference when choosing between implants.
Traditional implants are only effective for 140 days or less after
administration, which could mean lost days of performance throughout longer
grazing periods. However, long-duration implants offer uninterrupted growth
through extended release, making them an ideal choice to help maximize your
gains and higher profits
A recent study found that Synovex® One Grass offered a weight and gain advantage over conventional-duration implants and nonimplanted animals.1
study included 600 lb. stockers in three treatment groups that grazed on
nonirrigated native range in west central California. One group received a
conventional-duration implant, Revalor®-G; another received a
long-duration implant, Synovex One Grass; and the control group did not receive
192 days of grazing, cattle on Synovex One Grass gained an average of 11 pounds
more than cattle in the conventional-duration implant group and 62 pounds more
than nonimplanted cattle.1 The long-duration group also had a higher
average daily gain (ADG) — 1.83 pounds ADG compared with 1.78 pounds ADG and
1.5 pounds ADG for the conventional-duration implant and nonimplanted groups,
One Grass has been a great fit for stockers and backgrounders,” says Dr.
Bernhard. “Really, any producer who utilizes forage as part of their management
system and owns the cattle for 140 or more days should consider long-duration
implants as an option.”
gains observed in the new study align with previous findings from a
study conducted on cattle grazing in Oklahoma. Stocker cattle that were
implanted with Synovex One Grass had an ADG of 2.22 pounds compared with an ADG
of 2.11 pounds in cattle implanted with Revalor-G and Encore®.2
Overall, implanting steers with Synovex One Grass resulted in a 20-pound per
head advantage compared with cattle receiving competitive implants.2
it’s when they’re weighing or shipping cattle, producers see the added pounds
cattle implanted with Synovex One Grass are putting on and, ultimately, that
adds more dollars to their pocket,” says Dr. Bernhard.
to fit every operation
According to Dr. Bernhard, if producers may end up extending the length of time their cattle are grazing, then a long-duration implant provides clear profit advantages and greater marketing flexibility. He challenges producers to think about the number of days they will own the cattle.
work with many customers who gather cattle in the fall of the year, putting
groups together that will ultimately be turned out on some winter forage,” says
Dr. Bernhard. “They can use Synovex One Grass as their implant and have peace
of mind that they’ll see performance all the way through March, and, even if
they graze into May, they're still covered.”
One Grass and Synovex One Feedlot, an implant for feedlot operations, offer both
steers and heifers up to 200 days of improved weight gain and increased feed
efficiency. Find the right implant for your operation by visiting Nostresssynovex.com
or talking to your Zoetis representative.
Do not use SYNOVEX products in veal calves. Refer to
label for complete directions for use, precautions, and warnings.
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