July 2, 2019

 

ForFarmers receives International Antibiotic Guardian award

 

 

ForFarmers has been 'highly commended' at the 2019 Antibiotic Guardian awards in recognition of its continued commitment to the role nutrition can play in tackling the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance.
 

 

The annual awards, which took place on June 27 in Solihull, celebrate best practice in tackling antimicrobial resistance as part of the Antibiotic Guardian pledge campaign, set up by Public Health England in 2014.


Following its shortlisting in the competitive category of Animal health, Agriculture and Food Supply (/contents/06-13-2019/a28d18fc-8215-4ffe-b1b3-275fe001f134-a181.html), ForFarmers were awarded 'highly commended', with Kite Consulting crowned overall winners in the category.


Steven Read, COO at ForFarmers, commented, "Our progress so far comes down to our ability to leverage our international experience, in particular learning from the Netherlands which has already seen major changes to legislation around in-feed medication. We've also driven some really ambitious work from our Nutrition Innovation Centre (NIC) based in the Netherlands which we've then, crucially, tested practically on farm in the UK."