The systemic use of antibiotics in farm animals is a major contributor to antimicrobial resistance
More than 80% of all antibiotics produced in the world go into animal husbandry and lot feeding in particular. The majority of these antibiotics are used prophylactically – as growth promoters, for health maintenance and to improve cost efficiencies.
The high volume of antibiotics used in this way contributes directly to the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.
These bacteria can then be transmitted via direct contact between animals and humans, or through the food chain and the environment – soil, water.
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Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, sounds the alarm on antibiotics.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark expresses her support to One Health for World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
The demand for antibiotic free meat is growing.
For producers the time for change is now.
Consumers are demanding more truth in how and where their food was raised. In the last 12 months, powerhouses, McDonalds, Subway and Costco have announced antibiotic reduction initiatives* in their supply chains. The McDonalds announcement will impact the supply chain of 2.6bn tons of beef per year.
Consumer and regulatory changes will reverberate back along the supply chain, meaning producers will need to adopt new antibiotic free product and practices or face the prospect of being excluded from the market.
The myth has been “by removing antibiotics, production efficiencies will be reduced or farm economics decline”.
We have busted that myth.
ProAgni was first to market with ‘ProTect’ a tested and trailed, antibiotic free feed that substantially improves farm economics.
Antibiotics still have a role to play.
Sometimes antibiotics are necessary to treat sick animals. No one disputes that treating sick and injured animals with antibiotics is the right course of action. With improved feed technology, producers do not need antibiotics for increased growth and blanket distribution to livestock as a preventative economic measure. Their overuse is having real impacts on the effectiveness of antibiotics in human and animal health.
Is your business ready for the growing antibiotic free demand?
Removing antibiotics from the food chain shouldn’t be an impact to your business, it simply requires is a swap out in your current feed systems. ProAgni ProTect, our advanced antibiotic-free ruminant feeds, not only achieve higher production efficiencies (up to 20%) but lower greenhouse emissions at the same time, ensuring a positive social and environmental outcomes for your business.
Talk to us today about how our products can improve business without compromise.
As an industry and as a one health community, we have a responsibility to ensure the future effectiveness of antibiotics.
Consumers want to know what their food has eaten. ProAgni is part of that change and part of that solution.
We want to change the world, we want to make ethical, lean, green antibiotic and ionophore free red meat.
At ProAgni, we use science and research to remove antibiotics from the food supply without compromising animal health