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Antibiotic-Free Meat

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Chick-fil-A completes NAE chicken transition

Company earlier pledged to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics by the end of 2019, and met that goal early
Chick-fil-A has reached its goal to serve no antibiotics ever (NAE) chicken in all U.S. restaurants.
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Wayne Farms grows and diversifies in changing market

The country’s seventh-largest poultry company is embracing antibiotic-free, marketing enhanced-welfare birds and launching new brands.
Wayne Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry companies, is changing quickly to meet what it anticipates will be consumer demands of the future.
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Antimicrobial use in US broilers, turkeys down dramatically

USPOULTRY releases first-ever report of antimicrobial use in U.S. broiler and turkey production
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announces the release of the U.S. poultry industry’s first-ever report quantifying antimicrobial use on broiler chicken and turkey farms. The new report shows dramatic reductions of turkey and broiler chicken antimicrobial use over a five-year timeframe.
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How to maintain animal performance while reducing antibiotics

The four R’s approach to antibiotic usage may be the best way to maintain optimum lifetime performance and retain antibiotic efficacy.
The four R’s approach — Review, Reduce and Replace Responsibly — is an effective way to achieve optimal poultry and livestock performance while lowering antibiotic usage.
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Gene editing could alleviate ASF’s impact on industry

Pork industry experts say US needs acceptance and regulatory framework for gene editing
A proper regulatory framework for gene editing in U.S. livestock would have multiple benefits, pork industry leaders say, and key among those benefits is it could introduce pigs that are resistant to diseases such as African swine fever.
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