Hormonal Growth Promotants
Hormonal Growth promotants (HGPs) are hormone supplements in the form of small implants placed under the skin of the ear, and deliver synthesised forms of naturally occurring hormones to the animal. They play a vital role in delivering productivity gains.
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MSA research has established that HGP use has a negative effect on the eating quality of some cuts. While both HGP and non-HGP treated cattle are eligible for MSA, their HGP status is taken into consideration during MSA grading.
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The effect of growth promotants on beef