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Broilers & Layers / Antibiotic-Free Meat
on October 10, 2016

Substantial changes ahead in poultry antibiotic usage

WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index poll shows U.S. poultry industry expects more than one-quarter of flocks to be under no antibiotics ever in five years.

A recent WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index poll predicted substantial changes in the use of antibiotics for broiler production.

In five years, 70 percent of respondents predicted that most antibiotic usage would be for the treatment of sick flocks, while the no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) category would represent 28 percent of broiler production.

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