A piece about how eubiotics are helping to ‘maintain normal’ in livestock production proved popular last month. The use of eubiotics is on the rise in the feed industry, with growing interest in “maintaining normal” in livestock production systems, consumer preference for natural products and scientific advancements driving take-up, according to DBC Ag Products.
“The use of eubiotics has been increasing in multiple livestock and poultry production systems in the US to support digestive health and performance,” David Mathes, director of sales and marketing at DBC Ag Products, told FeedNavigator.
“Part of this has been driven by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) initiative to reduce antimicrobial resistance with several programs, including the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) in 2015.
“But likely more important is the consumer market showing a preference for meat produced without chemicals, including antibiotics,” he said.