Why are hormones used on farms?

Farms and ranches of all sizes and shapes – big and small – may choose to use supplemental growth hormones.

In general, cattle and dairy farmers and ranchers use supplemental growth hormones 1) to keep costs lower because the animals grow better with less food; 2) to protect the environment because less food and fewer animals means less environmental impact and; 3) to keep the meat leaner and less fatty, an important quality many consumers want.

USFRA Point of View

USFRA's View on Hormones Hormones occur naturally in living animals and even in some produce. Many consumers have questions about supplemental hormone use in raising farm animals. Farmers and ranchers are committed to sharing information and answering questions about hormone use so consumers can... Read more