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Optimum HGP Use

Project start date: 17 November 2003
Project end date: 28 June 2007
Publication date: 01 December 2005
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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Summary

Background
Work conducted by Bob Hunter (CSIRO) and others within the Cattle and Beef Quality CRC, and other trials, has reinforced the economic growth benefits resulting from HGP use and proved that repeat use of HGPs does not erode the benefits of one off implants.  It has also shown that more regular implantation can further increase the benefits.  This PIRD was originally designed to further investigate the commercial application of HGP strategies.
Project Objectives
To record the relative responses to different repeat use HGP strategies in commercial enterprises
To investigate if different HGP strategies might be more beneficial for different production scenarios
To investigate the options for HGP use in cull cows in the 100 days prior to turn-off
To commence investigation of the use of different HGP products in steer calves whilst suckling the cow (developed after the original project proposal)

More information

Project manager: Michael Goldberg
Primary researcher: Western Downs Beefplan Group