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Antibiotic-Free Meat

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Cutting ABs in poultry production fostering innovation

Different countries are at different stages in their journey to antibiotic-free poultry production or production with prudent use, but common to all are new ways of working and flock management.
Adoption of prudent use and antibiotic free poultry production is progressing at varying speeds around the world and bringing with it new approaches to protecting poultry gut health.
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Sanderson: Breeding problems can be worse in NAE programs

When working with certain breeds, it can be like ‘walking on a knife’s edge’ to get them to produce a fertile egg and not get overweight
Ordinary problems with hatchability and livability can be further complicated when the breeding stock and pullets are raised as part of no antibiotics ever (NAE) programs, the CEO of Sanderson Farms said.
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US organic chicken production grows rapidly

Sales of organic chicken rose by 48% between 2016 and 2019. One producer forecasts double-digit sales growth annually in the 2020s.
The organic chicken market in the United States is growing quickly and is poised for further growth in the coming decade.
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FAO head calls for urgent action to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Stronger multi-sectoral collaboration and capacity-building, as well as the prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials in the agriculture and food sectors are needed to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to the head of the global agency.

Stronger multi-sectoral collaboration and capacity-building, as well as prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials in the agriculture and food sectors are needed to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization.


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