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Antibiotic-Free Meat

Allen Harim hopes to process ‘ginseng birds’ at proposed facility in Delaware

Specialty chickens, popular in Korea, will help satisfy demand from Asian Americans, export markets
As Allen Harim Foods prepares to begin operations in Millsboro, Del., it intends to specialize in poultry products not yet established in the United States. The company plans to process what it refers to as a "ginseng bird," a smaller chicken that gets its name from its use in ginseng stew.
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Consumer demands on antibiotic-free pork production challenge industry

Chief science and technology officer of Murphy-Brown LLC discusses his company’s approach to sub-therapeutic and therapeutic antibiotic use.
The animal agribusiness industry - specifically pig producers - are currently walking a fine line between science and consumer attitudes and values  when it comes to the use of antibiotics, and especially antibiotics as growth promoters.
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Future of growth promoters in poultry production discussed at Alltech Symposium

Poultry industry needs to educate the public on vaccination, antibiotics as growth promoters
A seminar dedicated to what the poultry industry can expect from antibiotics as growth promoters was one of the outstanding sessions presented on May 20 during the Alltech Symposium. At least 12 speakers from the U.S., United Kingdom and Brazil gave their vision of what to expect in poultry production, particularly broilers, until the end of the decade with antibiotic-free production at the Alltech Symposium.
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China plan will make Tyson poultry preferred choice, managers say

Biosecurity, food safety efforts aimed to ease minds of reluctant Chinese consumers
Tyson Foods is looking to China as a key area to grow its revenue after the company reported a decline in earnings for the second quarter. By stepping up its efforts to assure a safe food supply, Tyson officials said they believe their chicken products will set a standard that will win over reluctant Chinese poultry consumers.
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Alltech international symposium to focus on growth promotion

Breakout sessions will highlight GI tract, antibiotics, nutrients
Global animal nutrition and health company Alltech will gather representatives of leading international poultry and swine producers at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., May 19–22, to share their experiences of more than 30 years of antibiotic growth promoter-free animal production. “The last 20 years have clearly shown us that antimicrobial resistance is a reality, and that even if much of this relates to human decisions, our industry is under the microscope,” said Aidan Connolly, Alltech vice president and professor at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. 
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Poultry industry needs, consumer demand topics at Alltech symposium

Breakout sessions will offer broader range of subjects
From problems with mycotoxins and coccidiosis, to opportunities with epigenetics and antibiotic-free programs, Alltech plans to address a plate full of topics that affect the poultry industry, from the hatchery to the dining room, at GLIMPSE 2020: the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., May 19-22. New in 2013, Alltech International Symposium delegates will have the opportunity to select breakout session tracks. 
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VIV animal health summit to highlight antibiotic use reduction

Topics to include demedication, antibiotic-free production, organic acids
A special feature of VIV Asia 2013, being held March 13–15, in Bangkok, Thailand, is the VIV Animal Health Summit on March 14 that will focus on reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock production. Antibiotics are still widely used in food animal production in many parts of the world.  
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