Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Beef Production
Clint Peck, Director Beef Quality Assurance, Montana State University
Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska
A priority for all cattle producers is the health and well-being of their animals. Antibiotics and antimicrobials are an important and necessary tool in protecting animal health and well-being. However, antibiotic use in livestock agriculture and the potential for antibiotic residues in beef at the consumer level is among the hottest topic areas in U.S. beef production circles. There has been a rising level of scrutiny about the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in animal agriculture.