Unlike many other industries, livestock production comes with its own range of societal and ethical questions. To start with the use of animals for food, which can draw a variety of opinions. While we believe that animal protein has an important place in the human diet, economic pressures and the lack of experienced farm labor can add strain to raise pigs in a way that reduces stress and discomfort.
Food waste is another area of ethical concern. The disparity between extreme wealth and extreme poverty has never been greater. How can we reorganize the system to prevent food waste and redirect resources to those in need?
By fully understanding the root causes of these ethical concerns, we can contribute to a more transparent, responsible food system with high quality swine genetics. We, as Hendrix Genetics, value transparency and want to take this sustainability path with you. In this section, we will explore:
- Reducing animal stress and mortality
- Preventing food waste
- Combating husbandry and housing challenges
In order to build a more sustainable future, we want to nourish the three main stakeholders: the pigs we breed, the producers we serve, and the consumers we feed. Examining these common ethical concerns will help us ensure that industry standards meet societal acceptance, steering us all towards a brighter life tomorrow.