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Oct 05, 2021

Turkey Operations Pull Use of Antibiotics

Production protocols respond to retailer, consumer demand for birds raised without antibiotics

source: Farm Progress | Michigan Farmer

At Four D Farms in Carson City, MI, general manager Caleb Duflo oversees the production of 375,000 to 400,000 tom turkeys per year in five locations.

In the past three years, production protocols have changed, responding to retailer and consumer demand for birds raised without antibiotics.

One of the co-op’s largest customers, Costco, asked the co-op to have growers transition to No Antibiotic Ever (NAE) from hatch to harvest.

Traditionally, farmers often added low doses of the antibiotics to animal feed to protect birds from disease as growing units increased in numbers. Strict withdrawal timelines ensured traces of all antibiotics were eliminated before processing.

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