A newly developed tool for auditing animal welfare in feedlots  is the latest program to earn Certified Audit status from the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, Inc. (PAACO).

“From PAACO’s perspective, this is a great accomplishment and shows great foresight on the part of the Canadian cattle feeders,” said Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD, newly-elected PAACO chair. “Many species associations, processors, private audit companies and humane organizations have utilized PAACO’s 3rd party, independent review process to ensure the quality and add credibility to their animal welfare audit instruments. This latest endeavor demonstrates PAACO’s commitment to working with all stakeholders while setting the standard in animal welfare audits.”

Media Release: NCFA 2016 feedlot audit certification