Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2004


Published in 2004 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2003 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


A feedlot experiment was conducted to evaluate initial and terminal implant combinations in finishing steers. Implant strategies including Synovex Choice increased average daily gain and rib eye area when compared to strategies including Revalor-IS. Steers implanted initially and terminally with Synovex Choice also had increased performance compared to steers implanted initially and terminally with Revalor-IS; however, performance was not different when comparing Synovex Choice verses Revelor-IS as an initial implant (Revalor-S terminal implant). Marbling was similar across implant strategies, indicating the observed increase in performance with Synovex Choice was achieved without negatively influencing carcass quality.