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Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:51 AM CST

Question: We always implant bulls and steers, but we have never implanted heifers. My neighbor told me he implants everything and I'm wasting money by not doing the same. What do you think?

Answer: I don't recommend implanting heifers that you know you want to breed. Others will disagree with that statement.

The data is far from consistent and conclusive on the best course. Some of the confusion is due to the multitude of variables involved. There are many different implants with different mixes of hormones. Some implants are more likely ...

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