Beef Cattle - Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program
When used properly, growth-stimulating implants offer the commercial cow-calf producer a fast, easy-to-use method of increasing the weaning weight of calves. Implants have been proven effective through research, as well as through routine use in the beef industry.
Implanting is a relatively easy management practice to perform; however, adequate restraint of the animal is required. If inadequate facilities are available, consideration should be given to purchasing/constructing needed components.
"SP694-Implant Cattle Properly," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP694 R05-4105-080-025-07 07-0125, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexani/46