How does antibiotic use play into animal welfare standards?

Antibiotics are only one tool farmers and ranchers use in an overall plan of good production practices to raise healthy animals for a safe food supply. Other tools include vaccines, good nutrition programs, proper biosecurity measures and proper housing to keep animals healthy.

USFRA Point of View

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is committed to answering questions about how food is grown and raised. This includes addressing questions about antibiotic use on farms and ranches and concerns about antibiotic resistance in humans. We, too, are concerned about if or how the use of... Read more