Livestock: Antibiotics:Written question - 54040

(Coventry South)
Asked on: 21 November 2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Livestock: Antibiotics
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the level of antibiotic use in meat-producing animals in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 29 November 2016

The latest report (UK-VARSS 2015) was published on GOV.UK on the 17 November 2016. The report contains sales of antibiotics indicated for food-producing animals. As an agreed harmonised EU method is used to calculate these data it also includes horses.

The report shows that sales reduced by 10% from 62mg/PCU in 2014 to 56mg/PCU in 2015, taking it to the lowest level in four years.

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