Common Production Practices

Explore day-to-day farming and ranching operations.

Animal Welfare

Are Undercover Videos Really Telling the Truth about Farming and Ranching?

Animal safety, health and comfort are top priorities for farmers and ranchers. They care deeply about their animals and take…

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Animal Welfare

Are Animals Slaughtered Humanely?

Slaughter methods in food production can be uneasy to watch, to read about or even think about. However, farmers and…

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Animal Welfare

“Grass-fed”, “Grain-Fed”, “Non-GMO” – Labels and Animal Nutrition.

There are many different labels in the food industry from “grass-fed” to “non-GMO” but what do they mean? The agricultural…

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Animal Welfare

Transportation Of Animals – How Is This Done Safely?

There are many reasons why farm animals may need to be moved or transported – including re-stocking, moving from drought…

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Animal Welfare

How Does Animal Welfare Affect Sustainability?

Well cared for animals is a priority for farmers and ranchers. It not only ensures the safety and health of…

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Animal Welfare

How Do Farmers Manage Water Quality Among Animal Care Practices?

Raising farm animals indoors, like many of today’s poultry, dairy cows and pig farms, means farmers and ranchers can capture…

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics in Organic and Conventional Production

When animals that are being raised “antibiotic free” – meaning without antibiotics – get sick, they may be treated with…

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Antibiotics

What is Being Done to Monitor Antibiotics Usage?

Responsible use of antibiotics is important in all settings, including agriculture. Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians are legally and ethically obligated…

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Antibiotics

Are Antibiotics in my Food?

Due to the use of antibiotics in animals and on farms and ranches, some people are concerned about the safety…

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Antibiotics

When Are Antibiotics Used, Anyways?

Farmers do not constantly treat farm animals with antibiotics. When they do use antibiotics, they must follow ethical and legal…

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