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Antibiotic-Free Meat

Antibiotic reduction: no negative effect on competitive position of Dutch farmers

Reduction of veterinary antibiotic sales by 63% in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2017 showed no evidence of a negative effect on average production and economic results on broiler and pig farms. Also the international cost competitiveness of Dutch broiler and pig farms was not hampered by the reduction in antibiotic usage. This is evident from a study by Wageningen Economic Research at the request of the ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality.
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Two technical advisers join Cobb North American technical service team

Cobb-Vantress’ elite team of poultry experts recently grew by two with the addition of Benoît Lanthier, DVM, and Marlon Garcia Andrade. Both Lanthier and Andrade join the North American Technical Service Team as technical advisers with Lanthier serving Canada and Andrade serving Central America.
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Perdue to acquire organic beef company Panorama Meats

The nation’s largest producer of grass-fed, organic beef to grow with support of new resources
Perdue Farms is acquiring Panorama Meats, the nation’s largest producer of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished certified organic beef.
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Decline of antibiotic use gives rise to novel feed ingredients

Some antibiotic alternatives show promise, scientists say, but producers are growing wary of marketing claims
Sales of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals dropped 33 percent between 2016 and 2017, and manufacturers have raced to fill the void with everything from exotic botanicals and oils to ingredients of days gone by.
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