The use of implants, such as Compudose and ComponentTM, delivers an estimated $172 million in extra profit directly to Australian beef producers and feedlots each year.1 All told, implants are helping to add about $510 million to the Australian beef industry each year once benefits to the processing and export sectors are considered.1 Based on industry sales data, Compudose and Component delivered more than half of this value.
Feeding the world
Implants have been widely used to improve growth rates and feed conversion efficiency in the Australian beef industry for more than 30 years. A recent economic analysis shows the use of implants helps to produce about 150,000 more tonnes of world-class Australian beef each year.1
The use of growth enhancing technologies, such as Compudose and RumensinTM, provide important environmental benefits by maximising productivity from available resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.2,3,4
1. Assessment of benefits from using HGPs, Fresh Agenda (2014). 2. McCrabb, G.J., Hunter, R.A. (2002) Lifetime methane production is reduced when beef cattle are repeatedly treated with an hormonal growth promotant. Proceedings of Australian Society of Animal Production. pp. 327.3. Capper, J.L., Hayes, D.J. 2012. The environmental and economic impact of removing growth enhancing technologies from U.S. beef production. Journal of Animal Science, 90(10), 3527-37.4. Capper, J.L. (2011). The environmental impact of beef production in the United States: 1977 compared with 2007. Journal of Animal Science, 89(12), 4249-61.
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