NI farmers welcome new AMR strategy

  22 May 2019

The five-year strategy highlights that there has already been an overall reduction in the livestock sector of 40 per cent between 2013 and 2017.

The poultry and pig sectors have seen dramatic reductions in antibiotic use with a 79 per cent decrease between 2012 and 2016 and 53 per cent between 2015 and 2017 respectively.

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says farmers are playing their part when it comes to the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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