By Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, August 10, 2017 

Beef chair says pressure to eliminate antibiotics would reduce producer profits, increase food prices and cause food insecurity

Alternatives to conventional antibiotics for livestock are being researched on many fronts, but none deliver the same bang for the buck.

“There isn’t any yet that is as good as conventional antibiotics,” Agriculture Canada researcher Trevor Alexander said at the recent University of Calgary beef health conference.

There are also consequences for cutting back on antimicrobials to treat illness.

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