Did you know that approximately 70 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used for livestock such as poultry, cattle, and hogs? In fact, most antibiotics used on animals are for preventative or non-therapeutic uses. That means the animals are not sick, but they get antibiotics to make them grow faster or to mitigate dirty and crowded conditions, often at conventional factory-style farms.
For the written portion, briefly, introduce yourself, state your goal and outline your major points, talk about the problem, outline ways to resolve the problem, and list specific recommendations.
During oral testimony, remember that public officials are people, too so personalize your testimony, make eye contact, remember that there is often a time limit for public testimony, and focus on the specific issue of the hearing.