Extended performance of 200-day implant delivers opportunity for grazing cattle

Operating as an extension of their customers’ ranches and taking a “pure investor” approach to the cattle business makes the decision to implant cattle on grass a no-brainer for Maurice Janda, the feedyard manager at Graham Land & Cattle Co. 

“Implants are a tremendous tool that can directly improve profitability through increased average daily gain, resulting in higher yield conversion,” said Janda, who oversees day-to-day management of the 4,000-acre operation in Gonzales, Texas, that includes 15,000 head of backgrounding cattle and 30,000 head of feedlot cattle.

When Janda learned about Synovex® One Grass, he thought it would fit well with the 300- to 400-pound cattle on the operation, which are then turned out on grass for 200 days. 

“We were missing out on 60 to 90 days by not using implants with long duration,” Janda said. “The other benefit is employee time management — it frees up time to take better care of the other cattle and lightens workload. It also allows us to avoid having to pen cattle, minimizing the stress and labor of roundups.”

An Oklahoma grazing study demonstrated that cattle implanted with Synovex One Grass generated approximately $24 net income per head versus conventional duration implants, when considering added weight gain and implant costs.*,1 The extended performance of this product delivers up to 200 days of improved gain in pasture steers and heifers, allowing cattlemen to take advantage of longer grazing periods.

As the only true 200-day trenbolone acetate and estradiol implant for steers and heifers, this solution offers uninterrupted performance. 

“Synovex One Grass is available for use with both steers and heifers, adding operational flexibility and the opportunity to extend grazing periods, achieving more days of gain from their pasture,” explained Dr. Douglas Hilbig, Beef Technical Services veterinarian with Zoetis. 

Re-implanting cattle can be time-consuming and costly. But with Synovex One Grass, cattlemen only need to use one applicator and one implant for all their cattle — providing labor savings and unmatched operational efficiency. 

Find more information and resources on implanting cattle, including helpful how-to videos, at NoStressSynovex.com.

Do not use Synovex products in veal calves. Refer to label for complete directions for use, precautions, and warnings.

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For more information, contact:
Kathleen McGinty
Zoetis
973-443-2169
kathleen.mcginty@zoetis.com

Dorothy Tate
Bader Rutter
262-223-5617
dtate@bader-rutter.com

References:
*Cattle prices are the average paid for 425-pound steers when the study started, $221.75/cwt, and value at completion of the study was the average sale price received for 850-pound steers, $142.50/cwt. 
1Data on file, Study Report No. 16CARGFA01, Zoetis Inc.

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