Antibiotics Take Center Stage at Pork Forum 2016

March 10, 2016 03:00 PM

The Pork Forum kicked off its 2016 session last week, bringing in hundreds of delegates representing the National Pork Board (Pork Board) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Without question, the biggest topic of the event was antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and what new directives will mean for the nation’s pork producers.

Between the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and the increasing number of restaurants and suppliers promoting “antibiotic-free” products, antibiotics use in livestock and antibiotic resistance truly took center stage at the event.

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