Antibiotic use on pigs….

by David

….skyrockets!

This is from Minnesota Public Radio:

Sorry, bacon lovers, we’ve got some sad news about your favorite meat.

To get those sizzling strips of pork on your plate each morning takes more antibiotics than it does to make a steak burrito or a chicken sausage sandwich.

Pig farmers around the world, on average, use nearly four times as much antibiotics as cattle ranchers do, per pound of meat.  Poultry farmers fall somewhere between the two.

That’s one of the conclusions of a study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Needless to say, Thistle Hill farm never uses antibiotics on its pigs….or cows!  Oh, we said it again.

 

Source: American Grassfed Association publication “Open Pastures”.