Implanting hormonal growth promotants


HGPs were first used in the USA beef industry in 1947 and in Australia their use began in 1979.

They are used to compensate for the commercial need to castrate male calves.

Each HGP product has detailed application instructions supplied with the product. It is important to follow these.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • cleanliness
  • order of operation
  • implant site
  • improper implanting technique
  • applying the NLIS tags


Primefact 767

Published: 01 Aug 2008