"Who would want to eat beef, especially when you consider all the antibiotics and growth hormones used in raising the cattle." -- Actual comment that represents many online article comments. General consumer sentiment on beef today? Yes or No? If so, what can we do to change this? And I'm not looking for the easy … Continue reading How are antibiotics used in cattle? What room is there for improvement?
Last week, I brought forward some Food For Thought on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. The concerns surrounding an increase in antibiotic resistance seem to raise a lot of emotion and controversy around our food supply, just as the use of other feed additives, chemicals, herbicides, and countless other technologies and applications of … Continue reading Antibiotics Use in Cattle Feedlots | Ask A Farmer
One of the most frequent questions I receive relative to livestock production often includes some aspect of antibiotic use. This has been a hot-topic in the food and farm dialogues over the past few years and one that draws a lot of criticism from consumers concerned about antibiotic resistance. Are farmers and ranchers going to … Continue reading Is Antibiotic Resistance due to Livestock drug use?