Perdue Farms

Perdue makes first report on animal welfare efforts

Perdue makes first report on animal welfare efforts

Leaders at Salisbury-based Perdue Farms said they have made progress in their effort to improve the lives of their birds.

Perdue announced plans a year ago to change how it breeds, raises and slaughters its chickens and released the first annual report about it Monday.

Jim Perdue, company chairman, and Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice president of food safety, quality, and live operations, said the changes would eventually affect more than 1,500 contract farmers and 5,000 chicken houses.

“This is a big change for our company as...

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