Antiobiotics in meat real, growing health threat

Antiobiotics in meat real, growing health threat

Dan Lee

Dispatch Argus

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

On the family farm on which I grew up, we raised beef cattle — Black Angus, my father’s favorite breed of cattle. When the spring calves were a month or so old, we would give each of them a shot of penicillin. Not because there was anything wrong with them but because they would grow faster if they were given a preventive shot.

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