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Antibiotic-Free Meat


Bacteriophages may offer antibiotic alternative for feed

Virus technology has the potential to provide an antibiotic alternative in livestock production while reducing pathogen contamination in human food.
As agriculture looks to reduce antibiotic use, bacteriophages could be used to prevent and treat bacterial infections in animals and humans.
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Atria offers antibiotic-free poultry as overall sales rise

Finnish company sees sales increase 6.2 percent
Net sales in 2017 by the Finland-based company, Atria were just over EUR1.436 billion (US$1.771 billion at current exchange rates)—an increase of 6.2 percent from the previous year—while Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) were 28.6 percent higher at EUR40.9 million (US$50.4 million).
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Special report

Poultry feed formulations driven by consumers, market

WATT Global Media’s annual Poultry Nutrition & Feed Survey reveals added costs of changing consumer preferences and regulations in poultry feed production.
The changing chicken marketing environment has driven costs downstream, posing formulation challenges for nutritionists and feed producers.
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