Why use antibiotic alternatives like garlic for livestock?
Because the properties of garlic can improve the health of your livestock with many naturally-occurring properties, including antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and antioxidant-rich nutrients.
as an anti-cholesterol agent
as a prebiotic
as an anti-methanogenic and antiprotozoal agent
and to increase antimicrobial activity
Outside of maintaining the health of your livestock, garlic can also help you run a more efficient farming operation by:
- Providing a cost-effective option: Garlic is much cheaper than antimicrobial and antiviral options at-cost, but it will also improve the intestinal health, maintain feed consumption, and help reduce diarrhea during infections in your livestock, helping you increase weight gain and lowering expenses in the process.
- Being readily available: Garlic is both readily available and relatively inexpensive. While it’s not a one-to-one substitution for an antibiotic, more and more producers are switching from feed-grade antibiotics to see how they get along without them, and research has shown garlic has a high probability of working.
- No risk of building a resistance: Garlic is a naturally-occurring anti-bacterial agent, inhibiting the growth of infection, such as salmonella, while also protecting the body from pathogens.
Whether you’re working with cows, poultry, or swine, garlic’s use as disease prevention can help your farm production by keeping your livestock healthy.
At Olam, we take pride in providing the best quality spice products, including garlic, while being mindful of origination, food safety, traceability, reliability, and sustainability. If you’re interested in exploring your alternative antibiotic options with garlic, please get in touch. We are happy to offer you options that will help you bring a sustainable, organic microbial choice to your farm.
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