b'Animal Care SummitCOMMITMENTS TOANIMALPerdue Farms Shares Animal CareProgress, New Initiatives During VirtualFifth Annual Animal Care SummitPerdue Farms hosted its fifth annual Animal Care Summit, heldDuring the 2020 meeting, Perdue subject-matter experts shared the latest virtually due to the coronavirusupdates on the companys industry-leading animal welfare goals and pandemic, in October 2020.initiatives, including:Since announcing the companys Raising more than 25% of chickens with outdoor accessCommitments to Animal Care in 2016, the summit has been a Testing the feasibility and benefits of on-farm hatching to improvekey part of Perdues animal careearly chicken carestrategy.Collaborating on first-of-its-kind animal welfare research with ananimal advocacy groupEntering our companys Opening our third Poultry Learning Center, which are viewing farms thatsecond century, we are proud tooffer an interactive experience for visitors to learn about poultry farmingcontinue making advancementsand proper animal careand leading our industry in the standards to which we raiseA panel of poultry farmers from Delaware, North Carolina, Kentucky, and our animals, said Mark McKay,Pennsylvania discussed their experiences growing free-range chickens for President of Perdue PoultryPerdue, including the importance of maintaining a consistent routine, the birds and Meat. Strong animalinclination to spend time outside, and how they deal with challenges such as husbandry and stewardshipprotecting the animals from predators. The farmers also discussed their pride keep our animals healthierin producing food for the nation and shared insights on Perdues response and, importantly, we believethroughout the coronavirus pandemic.translate to a better product for consumers.ANIMAL CARE 78'