2018 Stories Stories | Page 21 of 21 | JBS USA | Sustainability Report

Open Pen Gestation

JBS USA Live Pork

JBS USA Live Pork met its target of housing 100 percent of sows in in open-pen gestation systems.

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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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Research Partnership with Colorado State University


Our U.S. Beef production facilities formed a partnership with scientists at Colorado State University to further refine unloading and handling processes to improve animal welfare and minimize carcass bruising. This innovative research project will help the entire beef industry improve handling practices during unloading and transportation.

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Cattle Truck Drivers Required to be BQAT Certified

JBS USA Carriers

The Beef Checkoff-funded BQA program launched new training and a certification program for cattle transportation, BQAT, which provides cattle haulers with comprehensive training. In the past, all drivers who hauled cattle were trained according to the Master Cattle Transporter; however, JBS USA senior leadership felt that the BQAT program was more relevant and required all…

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Marshalltown Strong

Marshalltown, IA, Pork Production Facility

On July 19, 2018, an EF3 tornado devastated major parts of Marshalltown, IA, a town of 27,000 residents and home to one of JBS USA Pork’s most important production facilities. Marshalltown suffered a direct hit. Seventeen people were injured, more than 700 homes were damaged or completely destroyed, and countless businesses were shut down –…

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Bringing the American Dream to Team Members

Cactus, TX, Beef Production Facility

Helping team members to have a better life is the main goal of the American Dream Program at the JBS USA beef facility in Cactus, TX. Since the program’s inception in 2017, 19 team members have been able to buy their own homes with assistance from the Loan Depot mortgage company. Each week, representatives from…

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