We are dedicated to raising healthy pigs, so we can deliver wholesome pork to our families and yours. Our veterinary team, in combination with the production animal care team, use a wide range of tools and skills to monitor the health status of the pigs. Every day trained farm animal caretakers observe the animals for health and veterinarians visit the farms regularly to assess the health and condition of the animals, too.
Diagnostic monitoring and testing is conducted to ensure current health plans are appropriate and when there is a sudden change to the health status of farm sites. The veterinary team regularly consults with diagnosticians at industry-leading diagnostic laboratories to understand developing swine disease issues and new testing opportunities. The veterinary and production team also uses production records and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) charts to monitor the growth and health of the herds over time.
Biosecurity protocols, vaccination programs, animal flow management, hygiene, and antibiotics (when needed) are used in concert to develop an up-to-date and comprehensive herd health plan.