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Antibiotic-Free Meat

Discover the latest antibiotic-free meat production news, analysis and research based on producer and consumer perspectives covering marketing, regulations and science from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International, Egg Industry, Feed International, Feed Management and Pig International magazines.

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Immunity

Animal feed's role in improving immune response

In the fight against antibiotic resistance, a better understanding of the link between feed and immunity can improve production efficiencies.
Animal feed assists immunity mechanisms in livestock and plays several roles in animal health maintenance.
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Bacteriophage

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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