WeCareAs Pennsylvania’s Pork Producers – We Care – and by doing so join our fellow pig farmers throughout the United States in committing to raise our animals in a conscientious and ethical manner that will:

Produce Safe Food

  • Use management practices consistent with producing safe food
  • Manage the health of the herd to produce safe food
  • Manage technology to produce safe food

Protect and Promote Animal Well-Being

  • Provide feed, water and an environment that promotes the well-being of our animals
  • Provide proper care, handling and transportation for pigs at each stage of life
  • Protect pig health and provide appropriate treatment, including veterinary care when needed
  • Use approved practices to euthanize, in a timely manner, those sick or injured pigs that fail to respond to care and treatment

Ensure Practices to Protect Public Health

  • Use management practices consistent with producing safe food
  • Manage the use of animal health products to protect public health
  • Manage manure and air quality to protect public health

Safeguard Natural Resources in All of Our Practices

  • Manage manure as a valuable resource and use in a manner that safeguards air and water quality
  • Manage air quality from production facilities to minimize the impact on neighbors and the community
  • Manage our operations to protect the quality of natural resources

Provide a Work Environment That is Safe and Consistent With Our Other Ethical Principles

  • Provide a work environment that promotes the health and safety of employees
  • Educate employees on the Ethical Principles for U.S. Pork Producers and prepare them to meet their obligations consistent with these principles
  • Provide a work environment where employees are treated fairly and with respect

Contribute to a Better Quality of Life in Our Communities

  • Recognize that being welcomed and appreciated by the community is a privilege that must be earned and maintained
  • Acknowledge that our practices affect the trust our community has in pork production and our operations
  • Operate in a manner that protects the environment and public health
  • Play an active role in helping to build a strong community
  • Acknowledge community concerns and address them in an honest and sincere manner

There’s no better place to learn about pig farming than the pig farmers themselves.  Learn more at www.porkcares.com.