Our first farmer contract that connects pay to animal welfare outcomes, not just productivity, is now in place in one growing area.
We will expand a new contract that connects pay to animal welfare outcomes to a second growing area. The contract incorporates paw quality and minimum litter depth as part of the farmer pay structure.
As part of our desire to be the Farmer’s Choice, we will launch a young farmer development group in recognition of their distinct needs. In consultation with young farmers, we will explore their priorities for mentoring, information and engagement and develop a program to support their development and long-term success.