Antibiotic-free poultry’s broader economic implications
The higher costs associated with antibiotic-free poultry production in the US have implications beyond the country’s producers.
The trend toward antibiotic-free poultry production is likely to have some unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
The U.S. poultry industry is poised to set production records heading into 2017 due to continuing increases in head counts and bird weights. Consumer demand for specialty protein is also a driver of this volume…