Summary. In bulls there was no increase in plasma FSH and only a small increase in LH over the first 14 weeks of age. In steers (castrated) plasma LH and FSH were unchanged for the first 3 weeks but increased significantly at 7 and 14 weeks. After 100 μg Gn-RH, LH release in bulls was minimal until 7 and 14 weeks and there was no comparable rise for FSH. LH and FSH responded to Gn-RH throughout the trial in the steers. The neonatal calf testes selectively inhibited the release of FSH from the pituitary even when challenged with Gn-RH.