Big news on the farm around the country is the issues with antibiotic usage - and now resistance to antibiotics by diseases - by pig farmers all around the country. While pig farmers have been feeding antibiotics to their pigs for years now
, just in the last few years the United States and the FDA have come down with some pretty stringent guidelines on antibiotics in animals and for animal food.
Antibiotics, after all, make the pigs ward off disease when they are young and vulnerable, and allow farmers to see to it that they have a clean crop each year and a good set of pigs from which to choose. Plus, antibiotics help the older pigs grow faster on less feed, accounting for more profits and a better profit margin than what had been previously used decades before.
08 February, 2013