One article in the Spring 2016 issue of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review takes a look at reducing antibiotic use in animal production systems.
Article author Helen Jens
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is publishing a paper proposing the use of a biomass denominator to adjust annual data on the amount of antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in the U
A report released by a group of six consumer interest, public health and environmental organizations raised questions about the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry products offered at 25 of the nation's largest fast
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is disappointed by the many unsubstantiated claims portrayed as fact in the widespread Associated Press article titled "Pressure Rises to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture."
n a recent feedlot trial conducted by Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD), the use of a new chute-side blood test (QScout® BLD) demonstrated that a feedyard in Nebraska could reduce antibiotic use 87% by selectively tr
There's a lot of misinformation out there among the general public about food and food production. And a lot of that can be shaken off and we move forward in a constructive manner. But if there's one issue where agric
Ongoing education will be critical for livestock producers and veterinarians to adapt to upcoming changes in rules governing antibiotic use in animals. That message dominated a new report Farm Foundation presented durin
A priority for all cattle producers is the health and well-being of
their animals. Antibiotics and antimicrobials are an important and
necessary tool in protecting animal health and well-being. However,
antibiotic use i
By the end of the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown will announce his decision on legislation by Sen. Jerry Hill that sets the strictest limits in the U.S. on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in meat product
During the 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, 16 beef industry leaders representing every link in the beef value chain presented a plan for meeting aggressive goals to strengthen the beef indust
New polling by Consumers Union suggests Americans are concerned about the overuse of antibiotics in food animals. Livestock industry leaders are sure to question the group's motives, especially since Consumers Union als