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What are sub-therapeutic antibiotics?

by Pre Brands April 24, 2020

What are sub-therapeutic antibiotics?

You might have heard of the term sub-therapeutic antibiotics, but what does it mean?

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.

Does Pre® use sub-therapeutic antibiotics?

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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Where can I find Pre?

How do you find out if you can get Pre? Check out our store locator to discover where you can buy near you! If you don't see a close location, you can request Pre at your local grocery store simply by filling out this form. Your butcher will be happy to know that they are providing meat to someone cares deeply about their food. If you would like to become a beef geek, all you have to do is join our email list. You will receive information on how to get delicious offers, events, recipes, and more!

At Pre, we desire to take your food in a whole new direction. Backward, if you will. Because we believe the best farming practices came before industrialization. It isn't about the"next big thing," it's about the first big thing: Pre-industrialization. We are pretty old-school about that. Click here to learn more about our staff and how we are bringing agriculture and meat production into a whole new era. Our team is dedicated to new ways of thinking about meat production and sustainable farm practices to not only provide a better product but one that will set the gold standard for generations to come.

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