It's my own personal opinion, but if she is a good heifer, and she is bred, I see no need to give her "legal" steroids. I don't know a ton about the stuff but I do know what it does to their cells and coming from both a commercial breeder and a show breeder, I think that it is irresponsible to put a good bred heifer on the stuff. Not to mention the controversy it will cause. I will not sell animals to kids that put them on paylene, I think that if you feed it right and you exercise it like you should, there should be no need to use it. We never used it, we just walked the calves a mile in the evening, some uphill, some downhill, and that built up the muscle enough that we didn't need it. And no, they did not grade horribly, they were always choice+ or Prime. That is my own opinion, I just think that short cuts that may or may not sacrifice a BRED heifer are not worth it. I am sure that people have huge success with the stuff and do great with it, but I also think that if the kid wants a project they shouldn't take short cuts. We used to show 15+ so don't try to say I am a rookie. We always have champ, or at least made it to the finals, and sat in the top for the carcass contest. And they weren't small shows they were regionals, and the fair had over 100 head of steers and at least 20+ heifers. All in all, I know what I am talking about.