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Published August 19, 2013, 11:11 AM

Concern about growth drugs

A video showing clips of cattle struggling to walk was shown at a recent beef industry conference as part of a panel discussion on the pros and cons of using a class of drugs known as beta-agonists — the additives fed to cattle in the weeks before slaughter to add up to 30 pounds to bodyweight and reduce fat content in the meat.

By: P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters

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