Anti-Antimicrobials In New York State?

The New York State Senate introduced state legislation that would

make it a misdemeanor to use non-therapeutic antimicrobials in cattle, poultry, sheep, swine or any other animals raised for human food consumption, including animals raised to provide non-meat products like milk and eggs.

How will banning non-therapeutic antimicrobials impact animal agriculture? Such legislation in a major dairy producing state is sure to face strong resistance.

BeefCast update for May 13, 2010, Facts and Fiction Behind Agriculture's Role in Antimicrobial Resistance

As you probably know the Supreme Court is currently considering the case concerning Roundup Ready Alfalfa. For more insights into the case and potential legal precedent, visit with Roger McEowen, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.

DairyCast update for May 4, 2010, Hay Crop Quality and Quantity

It looks like the demand picture is getting a little brighter. At least the foodservice side of the picture appears to be improving according to the National Restaurant Association. Its monthly performance index, based on a survey of restaurant owners, rose above 100 in March for the first time since August 2007. Hopefully the optimism of restaurateurs can translate to high demand for dairy products and increased profit for dairy producers.

Dr. Cindy Wolf - Antimicrobial Use in Sheep and Goats

Antimicrobial Use in Sheep and Goats - Dr. Cindy Wolf, University of Minnesota, from NIAA's One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture, March 15 - 17, 2010, Kansas City, MO, USA.

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