Understanding hormonal growth promotants


Hormonal growth promotants (HGPs) were first used in the USA beef industry in 1947 and in Australia their use began in 1979.

In Australia the chemical compounds used for growth promotion are registered with the APVMA (Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority).

Topics include:

  • oestrogens
  • progesterones
  • androgens
  • hormone formulation
  • meat eating quality
  • treating females


Primefact 790

Published: 01 Aug 2008