Tyson Adding Cattle Welfare Requirements

Speaking at the annual convention of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association - Tyson's beef supply chain manager said the company will start requiring beef and chicken suppliers to meet on-farm requirements for animal treatment next year. A third-party auditor will visit farms to ensure compliance - assessing how workers handle animals, whether animals have access to adequate food and water and whether treatment is humane. Basically - Tyson's Lora Wright said it will require producers to document their already strong husbandry practices. These requirements are already in place for Tyson's hog producers.

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