Good Livestock Practices Certified

Pilgrim’s Mexico

In 2018, Pilgrim’s Mexico established a program with Good Livestock Practices certification. The program includes compliance with various specifications on biosecurity, animal welfare, composting systems and treatment of sub-products generated at the farm. The program is permanently audited and the certification is renewed on an annual basis. In cases where a deficiency is recognized, action…

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Setting Welfare Commitments

Pilgrim’s Mexico

Pilgrim’s Mexico has a corporate commitment on the proper management and welfare of the chickens under their care. The commitment is signed by the general management and is based on current regulations, federal animal health law and the guides and animal welfare manuals established by SAGARPA (now SADER).

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Focused on Enriched Farms

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

Over the past five years, Pilgrim’s Moy Park has increased its proportion of windowed houses with natural light from 60 percent to 65 percent to 75 percent to 80 percent in 2015 and 100 percent in 2017. Over 92 percent of our indoor chicken houses also have hot water heating, helping us improve our welfare…

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BoviWell

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

BoviWell, a cattle welfare evaluation tool, was built in 2013 thanks to several consultations with scientific and technical experts, institutions, NGOs and trials on farms. It is articulated around the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, inspired by Welfare Quality® protocol and methodology (sample, aggregation, scoring) and aimed at being completed within a maximum of two…

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Investing in Hatcheries

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

In 2018, Moy Park opened the U.K.’s largest state-of-the-art hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, creating 55 new jobs in the area. The new facility supplies 60 farms across Lincolnshire and hatches 2.5 million chicks per week. The hatchery employs industry leading technology to ensure the best possible production, animal welfare, hygienic and biosecurity standards and…

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Implementing New Ideas

Pilgrim’s USA

The Pilgrim’s USA team eliminated the use of chemical disinfectants in their hatcheries and replaced them by using technology that makes soap and disinfectant out of salt, water and electricity. In addition, the team has nearly eliminated the use of chemical insecticides in breeder houses through the use of small wasp larva that kill flies.…

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