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Rules for Antimicrobial Drug Use in Food Animals

On October 1, 2015, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules changed for the use of certain antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) commonly used in livestock production. Craig Lewis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of the Center Director Center for … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Farm raises heritage pigs

Brian Bennett of Bittersweet Farm has been living with pigs for over 30 years. Each year, he raises 10-12 liters of certified organic pigs with 6-8 piglets per liter. The pigs live as families outdoors not packed together in huge … Continue reading

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Trends in American meat choices

NPR reported that Americans are eating less beef these days. A story posted at their blog, The Salt, contains  great information about changes in our eating and the high input requirements of livestock:  food, water, land, and energy (tractors/shipping) Graphics show … Continue reading

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Raising premium pork at Footsteps Farm

Craig and Sheryl Floyd raise grass-fed pork, heirloom beef, poultry (turkeys, layer chickens and broilers) peacocks and Guinea fowl) in Stonington, CT. Footsteps Farm has been the only “Certified Humane®” producer in Connecticut since 2006. Floyds’ livestock are “free range … Continue reading

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