hand feeding turkeys

Published on Sept. 11, 2017

Common welfare practices applied globally

Maintaining high standards for the health and welfare of the animals in our care is one of our biggest priorities. 

A recent article by Hendrix Genetics detailed the creation and roll out of a structured welfare program for all species offered by Hendrix Genetics. The programs have been created by a dedicated animal welfare team, consisting of representatives for each species, and includes standard operating procedures for 

  • Animal handling and treatment
  • Animal euthanasia
  • Staff training
  • Welfare policies
  • Auditing (both internal and external)

As each species differs in their needs, it was important to form different project groups that focus on each animal species.  Within Hybrid Turkeys, the turkey business unit, improving processes, enhancing animal welfare, and ensuring a safe working environment for employees are the main focus of the welfare program. 

Click below to learn more about animal welfare at Hybrid Turkeys.

Animal Welfare

Related articles

, by
Hybrid Turkeys introduces a new European Pedigree Complex

At the end of 2019, Hybrid Turkeys placed their first pedigree turkey flocks in a new European-based pedigree complex. This milestone showcases efforts to continuously improve Hybrid products and ada…

, by
Poultry house ventilation for cold weather

As the season changes, cold weather ventilation is a priority to ensure the well-being and performance of your flock. This article explains how to establish and maintain an optimal environment inside…

, by
A boost for turkey breeding

Originally published in Canadian Poultry Magazine, our guest author, Lilian Schaer, covers the genomics project being done by Hybrid Turkeys in partnership with the University of Guelph to improve th…