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How are the farmers in Applegate’s network able to raise animals without antibiotics?

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015 11:51AM EST
To raise animals without antibiotics, farmers must employ practices that promote health, such as a clean environment, adequate space for animals to roam, a 100% vegetarian diet and natural probiotics to boost digestive health. In fact, the USDA acknowledged in a January 2009 report that the economic and production benefits of antibiotics in animal feed can be largely achieved by improved cleanliness of animal houses and improved testing for diseases. At Applegate, our growers have been raising animals for us without antibiotics for more than 25 years, proving that it is a successful and scalable model for meat production.
 
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