The top priority of cattlemen and women is to raise healthy cattle, which are the foundation of a safe, wholesome and nutritious food supply. This has been consistent throughout our industry’s history and in our long-term efforts to continually improve the knowledge and ability to raise healthy cattle. NCBA’s membership remains committed to supporting cattle health research in an effort to continually incorporate sound science into herd health programs. For generations, cattlemen across the country have worked with veterinarians in the careful use of antibiotics to treat, control and prevent and treat diseases. Antibiotics are an important tool cattle ranchers use to provide comprehensive herd-health plans to prevent problems and treat problems when they arise.
Cattlemen take very seriously the responsibility provide the utmost care for their animals and actively participate in multiple industry-led initiatives aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of their cattle. More than two decades ago, cattlemen adopted voluntary production practice guidelines that provide hands-on training and are based on decades of practice experience, research and the most up-to-date science and education. These voluntary programs are updated regularly to meet the needs of our diverse industry to ensure cattlemen constantly improve handling and management techniques.
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