We have been listening to what our customers want—and don’t want—in their food. We believe that by raising our turkeys without growth-promoting antibiotics, we can provide a wholesome product at an affordable price that people will feel even better about feeding their families.
“… we made a commitment to both human and animal health, eliminating the use of all growth promoting antibiotics.”
U.S. law prohibits the use of added hormones and steroids in poultry. U.S. law allows for the use of certain growth-promoting antibiotics in poultry as long as they are discontinued prior to processing and no residue remains in the poultry. For Shady Brook Farms® turkey, we made a commitment to both human and animal health and chose to eliminate the use of all growth promoting antibiotics in all of our turkeys beginning in 2014. Our veterinarians and farmers are committed to preserving the therapeutic benefits of antibiotics for disease treatment for humans and animals. Accordingly, antibiotics are used only when needed for the treatment or prevention of illness.
All our flocks are raised without growth-promoting antibiotics, and a poultry dietician formulates the feed so that it is properly balanced with important nutrients that are needed most for each phase of life.