With 2017 in full gear, there are new rules already taking effect. Since the topic of antibiotics and any related rules can be confusing, a new post on NCC’s blog “The Cluck” addresses the new FDA guidelines on antibiotics and how they affect chicken producers.

Known technically as Guidance for Industry #213, effective January 1, 2017, this FDA rule no longer permits livestock and poultry producers to give antibiotics to animals to make them gain weight, and antibiotics that are also used in human medicine must be prescribed by a veterinarian, for the sole purposes of addressing disease. Now, let’s break down what that all that actually means.  To read more, click here.