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No Antibiotics Ever is a founding principle

Pigs, large and small, grazing in a field.

Antibiotics are among our most precious medicines – and they are losing their power.

The problem is fueled by the use of antibiotics in human medicine and on the farm. In the U.S. about 70 percent of antibiotics go to animals, not people. Much of the time, these antibiotics are used sub-therapeutically, a fancy way of saying that they are given to prevent disease from spreading.

How does No Antibiotics Ever work at Applegate? If animals become ill, they are treated with antibiotics as prescribed by a veterinarian, then sold to a supply chain outside of Applegate. But as a result of the superior animal husbandry practices like clean barns, fresh air, and more space, fewer animals need to be treated in the Applegate program.