At Mountaire Farms, we believe that all animals raised for food should be treated with respect and should be properly cared for during their lives. The birds we raise are cared for with the highest standards starting at hatch. Since healthy, top-quality animals are needed for food, proper treatment is not only an ethical obligation, but it just makes good business sense.
Because of our commitment to the highest standards of animal welfare, Mountaire Farms subscribes to the National Chicken Council’s Animal Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist. These guidelines, which have been widely adopted within the chicken industry, cover every phase of the chicken’s life and offer science-based recommendations for proper treatment.
“At Mountaire, all of our employees participate in a training program that emphasizes proper animal welfare procedures and how their job could have an impact on animal welfare. From that point, to ensure that we are following these procedures, we participate in both internal and external third party audits. Because our business relies on the quality of our products, it only makes sense for us to do everything possible to keep our birds safe and healthy.”
-Jimmy Paulakuhn; Vice President of Live Operations
“As veterinarians, we are absolutely committed to continuously improving the care and handling of the chickens we raise at Mountaire Farms.”
-Dr. Don Ritter, DVM, ACPV; Senior Director of Health Services & Food Safety
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At Mountaire Farms, sustainability not only means finding ways to utilize natural resources more efficiently, but it also means doing so in a way that protects land, water, and energy resources for future generations. Mountaire Farms is committed to the responsible production of food that is safe, affordable and abundant for consumers in the United States and around the world. To that end we continually strive to make all aspects of our business conform to the latest technologies in energy efficiency, agricultural innovation, water conservation, and resource recovery and utilization. Being good stewards is Mountaire’s business!
“To be good stewards of all the assets God has entrusted to us.”
(From the Mountaire Creed)