Feed Lot

NOV 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT November 2018 23 situations. Understanding how long your cattle will be on feed will help you choose the implant program that is best suited for you. Some common implant strategies are outlined in the table below. Con- tact a consultant at Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. for a customized implant program that works for your operation. FL no differences in cattle performance between the two different implant programs. Five commercial feedlot studies compared a 2-implant protocol using Synovex-Choice and Syn- ovex Plus to a single implant of Revalor-XS (McLaughlin, 2013). The average days on feed ranged from 138 to 200 across the five studies. Two studies observed a greater feed conversion and carcass weight in steers receiving two implants, while the remaining 3 studies observed similar cattle performance when either implant strategy was used. Another controlled release im- plant currently on the market is Synovex ONE Feedlot. Similar to Revalor XS, Synovex ONE contains pellets that are coated to slow hor- mone release over a 200-day period. A 161-day and 200-day feedlot study compared cattle implanted with Revalor XS to cattle implanted with Synovex ONE Feedlot. Researchers found no differences in cattle per- formance between either long act- ing implant (McLaughlin, 2013). Overall, the data suggest that cat- tle given a single, controlled release implant have similar performance to cattle on a multi-implant program. It is important to remember that there are many different strate- gies that will work for specific Call 800.466.1146 today or visit AgLoan.com A part of the Farm Credit System. Equal Opportunity Lender. American AgCredit o•ers leasing with no money down and 100% financing, freeing your working capital to get the absolute most out of your money. MORE FOR YOUR MONEY

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