Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2001


Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2001, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Two commercial feedyard experiments evaluated implant strategies for feedlot heifers. In both experiments, implanting heifers with Synovex Plus increased ADG compared to heifers implanted with Finaplix-H and fed MGA. In Experiment 1, implanting heifers with Synovex Plus improved feed conversion and increased live basis net returns, and the use of MGA with Synovex Plus increased carcass merit basis net returns and had similar marbling scores compared with Finaplix-H and MGA.