Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Size matters – Drover’s Cattle Network According to a study by Kansas State University, not all corn is created equal when it comes to how particle size affects feedlot cattle’s ability […]

FDA releases report on antibiotic use in food-producing animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its latest annual report summarizing the amount of antimicrobials sold or distributed in 2012 for use in food-producing animals. According to a recently published article in Drovers Cattle Network, below are the trends reflected in this year’s summary report:

A 16% increase was seen in the total […]

Ban being sought on antibiotics for animals in California

We are on the brink of a health crisis of global proportions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns in a recent press release. In what is being called by some a “bigger crisis than AIDS,” the report from the WHO compiled data from 114 countries around the world to release one of the most extensive […]