Animal health flourishes with the right management. Fresh air, green grass, and sunshine goes a very long way towards hardy and happy animals. Antibiotics are often fed sub-therapeutically (not to treat an illness) in conventional operations to increase growth rates, which has been linked to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We do not feed any antibiotics, but we do occasionally treat individuals in the rare event they have a serious ailment. This is usually topical, and a one or two time occurrence, never close to the time of butchering.