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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 10:03 AM

2. Using low dose continual antibiotics on your live stock can increase growth by 10 to 20%

When you get paid by the pound and are in competition with the likes of Tyson and other huge corporations, every little bit helps.

I raise sheep. There are at least 7 types (the last time I checked about 2 years ago) of injections approved by the FDA that you can use on your sheep to increase growth rate. Everything from steroids, hormones and antibiotics in low dose continual feed or injections.

I don't use them because I pasture raise my sheep on good pasture. I find that most sheep problems are caused by malnurishment. Feed them well, give them access to water and minerals and they grow just fine. But I do such small quantities of lamb that most those chemicals woud not be cost effective for me.

I'm not excusing the use of antibiotics, I'm just explaining why farmers resort to it. I just think our entire farming system in the US, which we are exporting to other countries, is so distorted and adulterated that we need to seriously reconsider it. We need to subsidize small natural farms and not the huge grain exporters and factory farmers.

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