U.S. sales of medically important antimicrobials for use in food animals dropped considerably last year according to the latest summary report from the FDA. The decline in 2017 accelerated a trend that began in 2016.
When the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef formed in 2012, participants quickly realized sustainability goals, practices and measurements would need to reflect regional differences in beef-production environments.
Last week, the USDA confirmed a case of atypical BSE in a Florida cow. The industry assessed the situation appropriately, while American consumers and our export partners responded with a collective shrug.
Co-hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Entrepreneurship at Cornell, the competition invited students from any college or major to come up with innovative solutions in the animal health sector.
Last summer and fall, Farm Foundation hosted a series of 12 workshops around the country on antibiotic use in animal agriculture and upcoming FDA rules and policy. While FDA officials participated in the workshops, time limitations kept them from addressing all the questions generated during the discussions.
Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question #12: How do you think corn affects the price of cattle? Do you think this is having a greater impact on the health of Americans?
Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question #11: What changes in the U.S. do you think will have to be made for majority of cattle to be raised on pasture?