Michael Fedorak

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  • How Much Are Antibiotics Used on Farms?

    Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in animal agriculture. The vast majority are for non-therapeutic purposes, such as promoting growth and compensating for the effects of u...

  • Does Applegate Offer Coupons?

      Go to our coupon page. We also have great coupons on our e-newsletter! But what about Facebook and Twitter you say? We occasionally have deals via social media as well. “Like” us on Facebook and...

  • What is Lactic Acid Starter Culture?

    Lactic acid is a live active culture similar to the ones you find in yogurt, but not dairy related.   At Applegate, we use it as a natural preservative. The sugars used to create this lactic acid c...

  • Is Applegate Beef 100% Grass Fed?

    As of January 2015, all of our beef is now 100% grass-fed.   That means our animals spend their entire lives on pasture, consuming only grasses and forages! Previously, a small percentage of our be...

  • What do you feed your Animals?

    Here is a complete list of what the Pigs, Chicken, Turkey and Cows raised for Applegate are fed.    All of the animals in Applegate’s system are never fed animal by-products.The requirements of the...

  • Want to Know More About Applegate Humanely Raised?

    Applegate Pork   All of our pork is third-party certified by Global Animal Partnership’s Step Level® program (Step 1 or higher) or Certified Humane® Farm Animal Care.  Here are the highlights: No...

  • Can Antibiotic Resistance Be Traced to Farm Practices?

        The CDC estimates that more than 400,000 U.S. residents become ill with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria every year. Antibiotic use in food animals can lead to resi...

  • How Can Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, or Superbugs, Spread to Humans?

    Here’s a graphic showing examples of how antibiotic resistance spreads, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:           https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/about.html ...

  • How Do Superbugs Impact Human Health?

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can keep people sicker longer, and some people may not be able to recover at all. Children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems (including cancer, HIV/...

  • Why Does It Matter That Antibiotics Are Used on Farms?

    Antibiotics used by humans or non-humans have the potential to develop resistant bacteria. When administered to treat bacterial infections, the objective is to stop/limit/kill/eliminate the bacteri...