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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.
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Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.

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Hormonal growth promotants are used to maintain growth during poor pasture conditions, particularly in northern Australia, and within the feedlot industry.
At issue is the Swiss government's notification last July that it found traces of growth promotant diethylstilbestrol (DES) in two of 100 samples of U.S.
The European Community, with Sweden joining in, has been excluding Australian beef on the grounds that it is tainted with HGPs (hormonal growth promotants).
Options to achieve this goal and to provide operational flexibility depending on prevailing seasonal conditions include: sale of younger "store cattle" to specialized backgrounding or feedlot operations; the use of better adapted, more productive pasture and forage species with longer growing seasons; better adapted, more productive cattle genotypes including Bos indicus cross-breeds where suitable; early weaning to enable calves to maintain growth rates on forage and to allow cows to recover body condition and re-breed; use of hormonal growth promotants that provide substantial growth advantages but may impact on product quality (reduce MSA grade), and prohibits access to specific markets (e.g.
There has also been a push to restrict the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics as growth promotants in animal agriculture for fear of contributing to antibiotic resistant pathogens in humans.
2.No growth promotants, no natural or synthetic hormones, estrus suppressants, beta agonists or synthetic growth promotants can be administered.
Key words: air quality, animal confinements, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial growth promotants, avian influenza, bioaerosols, livestock, poultry, swine, water quality.
For its part, "Niche pork has certain attributes, including pork raised without antibiotics, growth promotants, or animal byproducts in the feed, that are preferred and valued by some groups of customers," explained Cizek.