First beef producer in Latin America to earn Certified Humane

Animal welfare has always been a top priority for us. Therefore, we are proud to report that as the first beef producers in Latin America, our seven farms in Uruguay have obtained the “Certified Humane – Raised & Handled” certification for our Black Aberdeen Angus beef.

The certification, awarded by Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) September 2020, covers the animals’ entire lifetime and requires that:  

  • All animals must be free to move and not be confined.  
  • All animals must be able to exhibit natural behaviours.  
  • All animals must have sufficient protection from weather elements and live in an environment that promotes well-being, including daily access to pasture.  
  • Food additives such as antibiotics, hormones, growth promoters and animal by-products are prohibited.
  • Managers and caretakers must be thoroughly trained, skilled and competent in animal husbandry and welfare. 

The programme also certifies animal welfare practices at the processor’s facilities, including transport and handling. This means that the whole supply chain, from birth to slaughter, operates with good animal welfare procedures.

[Certified Humane]

Tracking animal welfare

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