Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

Taylor Hillman Cattle, Dairy & Livestock, General, Hogs & Pork, Poultry

Student broadcaster Corryn La Rue, from the San Luis Obispo area, joined us at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. There, she talked with registered dietitian Nikki Putnam about the use of antibiotics in animal production. Here is her interview.

Interview with Nikki Putnam

Interview on antibiotics in animal agriculture


Nikki Putnam 
From the Alltech website:
As a registered dietitian nutritionist at Alltech, Nikki Putnam delivers human nutrition communications to consumers and the agriculture and food industries, with a particular focus on addressing dietary inadequacies through naturally enriched functional foods. Prior to joining Alltech, Putnam was a dietitian for a large grocery retailer where she served as a nutrition expert and spokesperson for the company. She has also worked on research examining the food environment as a determinant for obesity and community-based behavioral interventions focused on chronic disease prevention. She received her bachelor’s degree and completed her dietetic internship at Iowa State University, and received her master’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Kentucky. Putnam is an active member of the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Dietitians in Business and Communications practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue is from the San Luis Obispo area along California’s central coast. She is currently going to school at Utah State, where she’s studying ag communications. Corryn was very involved in agriculture growing up, with her family’s business, La Rue Livestock.