Elevating Animal Welfare

Our unwavering commitment to animal welfare is not just a promise but a way of life. To uphold this pledge, we prioritize monthly Animal Welfare Seminars. These sessions ensure that our employees, who regularly care for and interact with pigs, are informed and passionate advocates.

“HyLife is a company of integrity that lives up to our core values,” shares Chris Neufeld, Animal Care and Biosecurity Coordinator HyLife.

“We respect animals by providing our employees with the knowledge and skills to give high-quality animal care. We put our words into action by making animal welfare a priority. We truly do what we say, say what we do.”

The comprehensive seminars cover an array of topics, such as:

  • HyLife’s Animal Care and Biosecurity Policies: Understanding these policies is essential to providing top-notch care for our pigs.
  • Behavior-Based Animal Handling Techniques: Developing the necessary skills to work with and handle our animals using their natural behaviour.
  • Animal Wellness: Empowering our employees to be vigilant and take immediate action if they see any signs of concern.

Neufeld is a session leader and believes in the importance of continuous training.

“It helps promote an atmosphere of learning and provides our employees with regular opportunities to update and expand their knowledge and skills. Our regular seminars and our ongoing auditing program provide many opportunities for employees to ask questions and receive guidance on animal care, animal handling, and biosecurity protocols.”

The ongoing training is a testament to our dedication to animal welfare. Learn more about how we prioritize animal welfare through ongoing innovation and our relationship with animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin.