Pork council recruiting on antibiotic use study
More farmers means more and better information to improve and defend industry practices
By Alexis Stockford, Reporter, Manitoba Co-operator (Canada)
November 16, 2021
The Manitoba Pork Council (MPC) is hoping members will help it generate better data on how farms are currently using antimicrobials, as well as how that use might be improved.
The council says it would like to double the number of farms involved in its benchmark antimicrobial monitoring study. The project was launched in 2020, with the intention that pork producers would be able to compare their usage with other farmers.
About 50 farms registered with the program in its first year, with data being analyzed from 2019.
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