For more than three decades, Ralgro® has been helping cow-calf producers increase productivity by increasing the rate of weight gain and improving feed conversion in suckling and weaned beef calves, feedlot steers and heifers, and in replacement heifers from thirty days of age to weaning.
Studies have shown that there are several important factors to consider when determining the appropriate implant strategy for your cattle. These factors include targeted finish weight, body condition, energy of available feed ration and frame size.
In 23 field studies involving 2,358 calves, calves implanted with Ralgro® posted an average weaning weight gain of 310 lb, compared to non-implanted calves, whose average weaning weight gain was 287 lb. That represents:
Ralgro® is an implant containing 36 mg of zeranol. Each implant consists of three pellets.
INDICATIONS FOR USE
Single implantation: For increased rate of weight gain and for improved feed conversion of suckling and weaned beef cattle, growing beef cattle, feedlot steers, feedlot heifers, and replacement heifers between 30 days of age and weaning.
Sequential (or repeated) implantation: for increased weight gain and improved feed conversion of suckling and weaned beef calves, growing beef cattle, feedlot steers, replacement heifers between 30 days of age and weaning, and for increased weight gain in feedlot heifers. Implanting may be repeated as often as good husbandry practice allows throughout the growing and finishing phases of the animal's life.
Replacement heifers should not be implanted before 30 days of age or after weaning. Transitory signs, such as teat enlargement, may be observed. Do not use in breeding bulls of any age.
Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Do not use in dairy cattle. Implant pellets in the ear only(see "Implanting with Ralgro®"), any other location may result in violation of law. Do not attempt to salvage implant site for human or animal food. Keep out of reach of children.
Store between 15°C and 30°C.
* Data on file.
** Heifers implanted as calves and later designated as replacements should not be implanted a second time.
RALGRO® is a registered trademark of Intervet Inc. Used under license.