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on March 14, 2017

One-third of US broilers raised antibiotic free

By the end of 2016, no-antibiotics-ever rearing programs had grown to nearly 33 percent of total US broiler production.

The increase in the amount of broilers raised using no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) programs in the U.S. has been dramatic. Dr. Ashley Peterson, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at the National Chicken Council, said that as recently as 2014, only three percent of U.S. broiler feed tonnage went into…

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