Importance of Ensuring Antibiotics Remain Viable Tool in Animal Health

The animal agriculture industry in the United States is continuously under pressure to make more from less. While meat consumption is increasing (projected to hit a record high of 222.2 pounds per capita in the US in 2018), so are calls to reduce environmental impact and use fewer resources. Farmers embrace that challenge and rely on a variety of tools and technologies to continuously increase efficiency. Hannah ThompsonWeeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance examines how antibiotic use in livestock is currently in the spotlight in the US, despite its importance in ensuring animal health.