Continuous Improvement

We Keep Looking Forward

Treating animals with respect means going beyond the minimum to keep animals healthy and to produce safe food. We view animal care as a journey of continuous improvement, evolving with advancements in animal husbandry and behavior, consumer questions and public concerns. This responsibility stretches across all of our raising programs and is shared by the farm families we trust to raise animals for us.


Our programs are designed so that we can raise animals in a reduced-stress environment where we don’t need to rely on human or animal antibiotics to keep them healthy, and we never use drugs for growth promotion or artificial growth promoters. 


Our Perdue Commitments to Animal Care, launched in 2016, is changing the way we raise chickens. Our 2017 report highlights our progress and next steps.


of chickens raised under No Antibiotics Ever protocols


of hogs raised under No Antibiotics Ever protocols


of turkeys raised under No Antibiotics Ever protocols


of animals treated with antibiotics (when required for treatment)




of contract farmers and associates handling live animals receive welfare training


of animals raised under documented responsible care protocols

Toll Free

hotline to report welfare violations


of chicken houses have windows


average space increase for chickens (2017 vs. 2016)


artificial growth promoters

Our Team Members

Our Team Members


  • All associates who handle live animals, and the farmers who raise them, receive animal care training
  • We have zero tolerance for mistreatment and maintain a toll-free hotline for reporting violations of our animal care programs
  • We annually audit our live production operations and are subject to numerous third-party audits for verifications and by customers

Corporate Stewardship Report

Company Stewardship Report

Learn about the steps we're taking to reach our goal of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.

Consumer Brands
Perdue Simply Smart
Perdue Harvestland
Coleman Natural
Draper Valley
Petaluma Poultry
Praire Grove Farms
Niman Ranch
Spot Farms
Full Moon
Business to Business
Perdue Foodservice
Perdue Foods
Perdue Foods International
Perdue agriBusiness