Cargill to reduce antibiotic use in beef cattle

Move comes after Cargill evaluated in-house, third-party research on reduced antibiotic use and considered customer and consumer input.

Cargill announced March 8 that it is eliminating 20% of shared-class antibiotics — those deemed important for human medicine and farm animals — from its four feedyards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado and four additional feedyards operated by Friona Industries, a strategic business partner that supplies Cargill with cattle.

The total number of cattle involved annually is approximately 1.2 million head.

This move comes after Cargill evaluated both existing third-party research a

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