The Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking to push forward federally proposed changes to the reporting of sales data regarding the amount of antibiotics sold for use in livestock feed and production in an effort to support judicious use.
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ForFarmers has been shortlisted for this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in the UK under the animal health, agriculture and food supply category, as a result of the work it has done on antibiotic reduction in that country’s pig sector.
The UK’s National Pig Association (NPA) has praised the drop in antibiotic use in the UK pig sector, as announced on May 30, but warned there would be challenges ahead as the industry aimed to meet further reduction targets.
Micro-organisms should be controlled, rather than killed, to maintain the natural balance of feed and feed additives in a post-antibiotics world, according to Amlan’s senior director of technical service.
Focusing on young animal nutrition, boosting gut health and the sustainability of the livestock and poultry sectors are some of the ways Cargill is seeking to address current and future industry challenges, says managing director.
An eubiotic, essential oil-based feed additive may boost gut health, feed conversion and broiler chicken response to necrotic enteritis for producers working without antibiotics, says Novus researcher.