Agriculture: Antibiotics

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the trends in antibiotic usage in the UK agricultural sector over the most recent five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The latest data from 2016 shows that antibiotic sales in the UK agricultural sector had fallen to 45mg/kg; this figure represents a 32% reduction over the last five years.

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

mg/kg

66

62

62

56

45

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