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Perdue Farms Awards Prizes in Welfare Enrichment Competition


Perdue recently announced a competition among contractors to innovate simple enrichments to improve welfare during grow-out.  Thirty submissions were received and a prize of $5,000 was awarded to the Carpenter family in Wadesboro, NC.  Factors considered in judging the competition included a design that was beneficial for the flock, easy to build, store and deploy.


Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice president of Food Safety, Quality and Live Production commented, “The innovative design that the Carpenter family and our network of farmers have developed will encourage chickens to engage in their natural behaviors and interact with each other and their surroundings.”  He added, “At Perdue, our family farmers are the experts at raising healthy and happy chickens, and that’s why we turned to them to help us innovate new solutions to improve animal welfare.” 

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