Our Animal Care

For more than 20 years, we have been committed to responsibly producing pork and providing a safe, quality and wholesome product to our processing customers. Since the beginning, we’ve enforced a strong commitment to providing the best care to every animal, every day. This is rooted in our belief that providing the best care is not only the right thing to do for our animals, but also the right thing for our caregivers, our company, and ultimately, the success of those who produce high quality, safe and affordable food for our growing population.

Our animal care practices are built on proven, scientifically-sound principles for diet and nutrition, herd health, genetics, breeding and farrowing, as well as specialized diets and care for all stages of pork production. These practices are paired with rigorous caretaker development and training followed by testing and on-farm audits to ensure compliance and verification of our Production Well-Being practices.

We also drive research initiatives, embrace new technologies and challenge ourselves to continuously validate that our practices are the best for our animals and our people.

This past, present and future commitment is a reflection of the values and collective work of our company leadership, our 1,000+ employees, our Production Well-Being Department and our expert Production Well-Being Advisory Committee.

We invite you to learn more about our Production Well-Being Program here, and watch the following videos designed to share information about our production practices.  

Animal Care and Herd Health

Animal Care in Sow Production

Animal Care in Finishing

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