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Initiative 50

Developing replacements for aversive procedures

There is a clear demand in the beef industry for an alternative to castration. A suitable technology is not presently available that is practical and effective for use in extensive beef systems.

What are we doing?

A trial is underway to test and study the suppression of testicular growth in young bulls treated with the immunocontraceptive vaccine GonaConTM. The outcome will be information that will inform decisions on whether GonaConTM has commercial potential as an alternative to castration in bulls.

Timing:

October 2015

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