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Antibiotic-Free Meat

Discover the latest antibiotic-free meat production news, analysis and research based on producer and consumer perspectives covering marketing, regulations and science from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International, Egg Industry, Feed International, Feed Management and Pig International magazines.


McDonald’s reducing antibiotic use in chicken globally

Company sets timelines for removing antibiotics important to human medicine for its broiler supplies in markets across the world
McDonald’s, having already eliminated the use of antibiotics important to human medicine for its U.S. broiler supply, is now setting timelines to eliminate use of such antibiotics from its broiler supply in other parts of the world.
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Guidebook aims to reduce antibiotic use in China broilers

Cargill collaborates with China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control, China Agriculture Press
Cargill’s Animal Protein business is working closely with the China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control (IVDC) and China Agriculture Press on a Veterinary Drugs Guidebook intended to reduce the use of antibiotics in China’s broiler industry.
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Top 10 July poultry news stories, blogs

See what poultry-related topics interested WATTAgNet readers the most during the past month
Find out what the ten most read poultry news stories and blogs on during the month of July.
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Understanding antibiotic use, risks of resistance

From poultry farm to dispensary, Antibiotic Awareness Week seeks to raise understanding of antibiotic use and the risks of resistance.
World Antibiotic Awareness Week uses education and awareness to help reduce livestock antibiotic overuse, resistance in the global food chain.
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Belgian Vets and Porphyrio tighten their collaboration

With the renewal of the collaboration, Degudap & Galluvet veterinary practices take a leading position in the Belgian market using the opportunity of data driven cloud solutions to improve monitoring and performance of the poultry production in the framework of antibiotic reduction in the poultry sector.
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Organic egg producer focuses on providing for community

Mid-States Specialty Eggs, an organic egg producer built around Mennonite farming families, rapidly became one of the nation’s largest organic egg producers, but providing livelihood for the community is its main goal.
A Missouri-based farming cooperative is quickly becoming a leader in the fast-growing organic egg business. Its leaders say its specialty egg business is more about preserving a way of life than anything else.
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3 poultry health risks when antibiotics aren’t used

Elimination of antibiotics creates wet litter problems, which increase odds of three health problems in broilers, Elanco director of global scientific affairs and policy says
The production of broilers without the use of antibiotics is a rapidly growing trend, but cutting antibiotic use does have its drawbacks, said Matthew Salois, director of global scientific affairs and Policy for Elanco.
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