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Antibiotic-Free Meat

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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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Nutrition

Nutritional strategies for piglet diets without zinc oxide

While there is no direct replacement, promotion of gut health and immunity helps prevent diarrhea.
The pig industry is facing the challenge of production without zinc oxide. Therefore, strategies need to be found to prevent diarrhea and optimize growth, in order to protect producers' bottom line. Ingredients, diet formulation and additives can be used to support gut health and immunity, to naturally help prevent diarrhea at weaning.
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Consumer Trends

Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited

Animal welfare remains on the public agenda, but a lack of consumer understanding around livestock production means actual concerns are very broad.
Animal welfare is on the public agenda, and with a plethora of certifications and major brand commitments in place, industry is responding. But very few consumers fully understand the ins and outs of livestock farming and so most animal welfare concerns remain broad.
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Foster Farms promotes free-range chicken products

‘Feels Good to Be Free Range’ campaign from Foster Farms makes free-range chicken widely available to west coast consumers
Foster Farms has launched "Feels Good to Be Free Range" digital ad campaign, which promotes the company’s free-range chicken products that are available to millions of West Coast consumers.
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