b'STAND UP TO SUPERBUGS: NIMAN RANCH FARMERS EDUCATE FEDERAL POLICYMAKERS ON RAISING HEALTHY LIVESTOCK WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICSAntibiotics are critical tools for modern medicine, essential for saving human and animal lives. But the more antibiotics are used - in both livestock and people - the more likely the bacteria will build resistance. Thats why all Niman Ranch farmers, along with all brands in the Perdue Farms family, raise their animals without antibiotics. In the unlikely event an animal gets sick and requires antibiotics, the animal will be treated, isolated and sold to a different market. Niman Ranch and its strict no antibiotics-ever protocol is an outlier in the meat sector. In fact, antibiotic sales for food animal production account for 70 percent of total medically important antibiotic sales by volume. To help address the troubling rise of antibiotic resistance, Niman Ranch farmers have joined The Pew Charitable Trusts for their annual Stand Up to Superbugs policymaker education event in Washington, D.C. for the past 9 years. Niman Ranch farmers prove every day that routine antibiotic use isnt necessary to raise healthy livestock. Niman Ranch hopes that by leading by example and educating consumers and policymakers on this important topic that antibiotics will remain effective for future generations.88 PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND COMPANY'