More Sanderson Farms investors support end of antibiotic use

More Sanderson Farms Inc investors supported a shareholder proposal this year urging the third-largest U.S. poultry producer to stop giving medically important antibiotics to healthy chickens for disease prevention.

The proposal received the support of 43 percent of votes cast at the company’s annual meeting on Feb. 15, according to regulatory filing on Tuesday. A similar proposal last year garnered 30 percent support.

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