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Which implant?

Post by Midtenn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 pm

I'm only familiar with ralgro , so now that its not available, could anyone recommend another brand that gives good results? I would like to use the same product on steers and heifers (feeders). I usually give ralgro at 2-3 months of age, I don't know if all brands are the same. Thanks.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by kenny thomas » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Since when is Ralgro not available? I bought 50 doses in May. Hope I can get more .
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Re: Which implant?

Post by JMJ Farms » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 pm

Compudose or Synovex
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Re: Which implant?

Post by Coosh71 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:19 pm

Valley vet sells Ralgro. We use it some and I just checked. The gun/needles and the implant wheel all still available.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by Midtenn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Coosh71 wrote:Valley vet sells Ralgro. We use it some and I just checked. The gun/needles and the implant wheel all still available.


I saw it on there but didn't even try to buy it, i just assumed it was on back order. I will try right now thanks.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by Midtenn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:53 pm

Coosh71 wrote:Valley vet sells Ralgro. We use it some and I just checked. The gun/needles and the implant wheel all still available.

No when you try to check out it says currently unavailable.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by Midtenn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:55 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:Compudose or Synovex


Are they both pellets and do the guns work the same as ralgro guns?

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Re: Which implant?

Post by Midtenn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Since when is Ralgro not available? I bought 50 doses in May. Hope I can get more .


It's been hard to find since about may or June.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by bird dog » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 pm

They all have a different gun. I use Revalor G but it is off label if you use it on suckling calves. Almost impossible to know if one is better than the other. I believe Synovex is approved for suckling calves, not sure about Compudose

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Re: Which implant?

Post by kenny thomas » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:12 pm

Midtenn wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Since when is Ralgro not available? I bought 50 doses in May. Hope I can get more .


It's been hard to find since about may or June.

Sent a text to my supplier. Guess I will hear in the morning. 3 years ago i was getting it with short use dates for $4 a disc. Bought 8 discs i think that year.
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Re: Which implant?

Post by crimsoncrazy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:27 am

Synovex C for suckling calves. Synovex S for steers over 400 lbs.

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Re: Which implant?

Post by okiek » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am

I couldn't get Ralgro from anyone in late May. Used Revalor G on 4/5 weight stocker steers and I have liked my results. Revalor guy hoped the loss of Ralgro would boost his business enough, he was giving out their guns at the feed store one day. That was nice at least!

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