1855 Black Angus Beef Family Ranch Partner: The Pawnee Springs Ranch

JBS USA Beef

At the wheel of his pickup truck, driving the perimeter of the Pawnee Springs Ranch, Ranch Manager Steve Boeshart shared his passion for producing quality Angus cattle. “Ranching is a lifestyle. It’s not a job—it’s a way of life,” Boeshart said. “And it is a lot of fun.” When you raise the exceptional cattle that…

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1855 Black Angus Beef Family Ranch Partner: The Wagonhammer Ranch

JBS USA Beef

When you live in Wheeler County, NE, where the cattle outnumber the people, you know you are in an area that understands beef. The Wagonhammer Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch that opened its gates in 1910. The Black Angus cattle this ranch produces are highly sought after and known to be of…

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BoviWell

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

BoviWell, a cattle welfare evaluation tool, was built in 2013 thanks to several consultations with scientific and technical experts, institutions, NGOs and trials on farms. It is articulated around the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, inspired by Welfare Quality® protocol and methodology (sample, aggregation, scoring) and aimed at being completed within a maximum of two…

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Good Livestock Practices Certified

Pilgrim’s Mexico

In 2018, Pilgrim’s Mexico established a program with Good Livestock Practices certification. The program includes compliance with various specifications on biosecurity, animal welfare, composting systems and treatment of sub-products generated at the farm. The program is permanently audited and the certification is renewed on an annual basis. In cases where a deficiency is recognized, action…

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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

JBS USA Beef

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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