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
hotline to report welfare violations
of chicken houses have windows
average space increase for chickens (2017 vs. 2016)
artificial growth promoters