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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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How to leverage feed in antibiotic-free livestock production

2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference will explore utilization of animal feed additives for AGP replacement, improved animal health and performance
The 2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference, to be held March 27 in Bangkok, will tackle several key topics related to the elimination and reduction of antibiotic usage in animal feed and production.
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Understand antibiotic-alternative feed additives first

Livestock producers need to understand how specific feed additives work when used in place of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) to make most effective use of the AGP alternatives.
Livestock producers should identify the root of any health problems their animals face before selecting an AGP alternative.
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Need to find antibiotic alternatives is growing

About 40 percent of consumers say they seek more antibiotic-free meat and poultry offerings
Finding alternatives to antibiotics is a growing challenge for the animal agriculture industry as studies show antimicrobial resistance will lead to millions of human deaths and substantial economic losses.
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Sanderson board to shareholders: Vote to keep antibiotics

Company says there is already an oversupply of chicken raised without antibiotics
Sanderson Farms, in a notice filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), advised shareholders that they could expect a proposal to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics from the company’s supply chain, and recommended that shareholders vote against it.
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6 basic feed ingredients in antibiotic-free piglet diets

Feeding piglets has been always a challenge, the more so now that in-feed antibiotics are increasingly removed from the array of useful ingredients.
When sitting down to design a new piglet feed — the first feed to be fed to piglets after weaning (or as a creep feed during suckling) — one is faced with a most daunting challenge.
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Antibiotic reduction - EW Nutrition launches new website

At www.antibiotic-reduction.net EW Nutrition is inviting visitors to explore the topic of antibiotic reduction in the context of animal welfare and performance. Briefly presented facts, editorial content and feed solutions will inform you about this important field.
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Poultry Outlook

Marketing-driven poultry production's real feed costs

No-antibiotics-ever, slow-growing and cage-free chicken labels work as differentiators, but how do these changes affect US feed production?
As consumers demand more from poultry producers, marketing-driven production adds to feed costs and keeps nutritionists and feed manufacturers looking for ways to be more efficient.
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Transparency

Consumer interest drives transparency in feed production

How blockchain technology and ‘prosumer’ demands may shape the animal feed industry
The rise of "prosumer" interests in the food supply chain will likely lead to added calls for transparency in animal feed production. Luckily, blockchain network applications will be able to leverage traceability practices to make this possible.
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