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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

N. Davenport

Keywords

Hexoestrol implants, Yearlings, Growth hormones.

First Page Number

211

Last Page Number

216

Abstract

THE implantation of pellets containing the growth-promoting hormone, hexoestrol, into the ears of cattle being prepared for slaughter is common practice in the United States of America. In the United Kingdom also, its use is becoming increasingly popular with beef producers. Research in these countries has shown that increased liveweight gains and more efficient feed conversion can be expected at very little cost.

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