Your Animal Welfare Experts

Partnering with Tyson Foods and more than 9,000 independent farmers and ranchers across America, the FarmCheck® program helps ensure all cattle and hogs are raised humanely.

Your Animal Welfare Experts

Partnering with Tyson Foods and more than 9,000 independent farmers and ranchers across America, the FarmCheck® program helps ensure all cattle and hogs are raised humanely.

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A Dedication to Sustainable Practices

Proud stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to us, our mission is to “deliver on our purpose to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do.” Our vision is “to be the world leader in animal welfare through compassionate care based in sound science.”

Tyson Foods Animal Welfare Statement

Customers expect the food they eat to be produced responsibly — so in 2012, we launched the FarmCheck program, rooted in our Four Guiding Principles for Animal Welfare.

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PERFORM RANDOM AND INDEPENDENT SITE CHECKS

Statistically valid sampling methods facilitate random site selection by Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) trained third-party auditors.

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ALIGN WITH AN EXTERNAL ADVISORY PANEL

Experts in farm animal behavior, health, production and ethics determine research priorities and review audit programs.

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CONDUCT THOROUGH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Tyson’s Office of Animal Welfare reviews existing research while supporting additional research to instill animal welfare approved methods.

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PROVIDE DEDICATED STAFF

We partner with the advisory panel to oversee audit programs, research efforts and interaction and implement innovative animal welfare initiatives and practices.

Integrity & Accountability. Always.

Third-Party Audits Get Results

Third-party auditors check for proper animal conditions, human-animal interaction and worker training. When infractions are identified, a corrective plan is implemented.

Since the inception of the FarmCheck program on-farm verification audits in 2014, we have seen our audit scores improve by 7% in swine and 26% in cattle, respectively.

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Overall Improvement

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Overall Improvement

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Overall Positive Outcomes*

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Overall Positive Outcomes*

We implement auditing programs for each beef and pork farm and ranch. Working with independent third-party verification companies, the FarmCheck program evaluates each on:

  • Animal Welfare Training
  • Internal Site Assessments
  • Daily Observations
  • Animal & Facility Observations
*Percentages represent the average number of animal welfare audits that were found to be acceptable against their representative framework.
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