This does not apply to Pre, but some farmers move their cattle to feedlots. When cattle and other livestock are taken to feedlots, they experience a lot of adverse conditions such as overcrowding, exposure to sick animals, dirty stalls and water supplies, and copious amounts of stress. Thankfully, Pre NEVER sources from feedlots, ever.
But for the farmers that do use feedlots, they combat these issues by administering low doses of antibiotics into their feed so that their bodies can withstand the illnesses that can sweep through a facility. Because only healthy animals can be harvested, all animals must be kept as healthy as possible to yield good production results.
The short answer is simple: Pre never uses them.
Unless an animal is sick, and only then is it removed from the herd while it recovers, until all traces of antibiotics are gone from its system. Then it is allowed back into the herd once it is feeling better again.
But, because our farmers and cattle ranchers use healthy range practices, the animals don't get sick very often. When animals are allowed to browse open spaces with plenty of sunshine, clean water, and nutrient-rich grasses to graze on, their bodies are strong enough to withstand illnesses naturally. Eliminating stress for their daily lives and allowing them to spend all day munching on natural grasses without overcrowding is well worth it. With Pre, you have one less thing to worry about, because our livestock isn't dosed to look healthy, they are healthy.
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