Processing, Agricultural Compounds & Veterinary Medicines (ACVM), Veterinary Medicines, Documents for veterinary medicines
Hormonal growth promotants (HGPs) are a group of veterinary medicines that pose
unique risks to New Zealand’s trade in primary produce. While it is legal to administer
HGPs to beef cattle in New Zealand, certain overseas countries have banned their use.
As New Zealand exports 80% of its beef produce, it became necessary to develop
regulatory controls to ensure HGP-treated beef is not sent to markets that only accept
non-HGP animal products.