The National Pork Board recently underwrote a live forum put on by a division of The Atlantic Monthly magazine looking at the antibiotic use and resistance question from several perspectives. The link to the full video online at TheAtlantic.com is live. Here we share the final audio portion of the program which provides good background and food for thought.
Pork Forum 2016 coverage continues with this report to the NPPC delegates by National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks. It's about 15 minutes into the report when Dierks reviews background on the HSUS USDA Pork Trademark lawsuit and shares an interesting exchange between a legislator from North Carolina and Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. You will want to talk with your congressman after hearing this. The Secretary later backpedaled from these recorded comments.
From the 2016 National Pork Industry Forum, The Ohio State University's Dr. Lonnie King addresses delegates during the producer update session on issues related to human and animal health antibiotics use.
While organizations are working hard to share important changes with livestock producers throughout the U.S., there is some concern about the smaller producer and those in outlying areas getting the message. NPB's Dr. Dave Pyburn explains what is going on.