Dr. Mike Apley Addresses Antibiotic Residues
Contact: Melissa Sandfort, 308-697-3486; firstname.lastname@example.org
The beef checkoff recently hosted a seminar with Dr. Mike Apley, veterinarian at Kansas State University, to address the subject of antibiotic residues.
His message focused on concerns about antibiotic resistance and residues in culled dairy cows and veal calves and what can be done to get rid of them. He says that having veterinarians involved can be very helpful to dairy producers, especially in terms of making sure all procedures comply with current laws.
Watch a video with Dr. Apley here or on the MyBeefCheckoff YouTube page.
Listen to an audio report with Dr. Apley here.
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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.