Better Quality of Living

Humanely Raised Turkeys

Our Purpose

The Intention for Raising Healthier Turkeys

Ensuring a healthful quality of life for our turkeys is a non-negotiable way of doing business at Jaindl. And, it's not because it's good for the health of our product — it's the right way to care for animals, responsibly and humanely.

As far as our industry is concerned, food safety and animal welfare are the golden rules. We do what best for others and only just that. Likewise, many of our purveyors require similarly strict adherence to these standards.

Free range turkeys feeding
Jaindl Barns

Safeguarding Our Turkeys 

The cornerstone of our humane farming operations is our enduring network of barns. Designed to be sturdy and efficient, our first barns were hand-built in the late 1960s by the Jaindl family. Though construction methods have changed, we continue building new barns each year.

Our building design implements the use of wire mesh components, which let through natural sunlight and provide much needed vitamin D for our turkeys.

Tractor next to turkey Barn
Living Quarters

Inside Our Barns

The living quarters of our barns are strawed and bedded every 10 to 12 days. Aside from providing clean housing, this routine promotes the long-term health of our turkeys because straw absorbs moisture and suppresses bacteria growth. Further ensuring health controls, we grow and process all straw used in our barns on-site.

The Role of Enrichments

Providing stimulation and activity for our turkeys plays an important role in their well-being. We supply various types of enrichments (toys) for the turkeys inside the barns, which promote interaction and motion throughout the day. These enrichments consist of ramps, standing pallets, and even xylophones.

Turkey with xylophone
Audits, Scores, and Results

Proof We're Making a Difference

We don't just talk about it, we back it up with action. Here's proof we're doing farming right:

  • Jaindl Farms routinely receives perfect scores in Animal Welfare Audits required by the US Department of Agriculture
  • Recently received an “Excellent” score on the Safe Quality Food (SQF) audit, a private third-party certification
  • Jaindl annually meets and exceeds animal welfare standards through third party animal welfare audits
  • Our farm meets and exceeds standards set by the National Turkey Federation each year

The results continually prove our humane processes provide for the well-being of our turkeys from hatching to processing. We don't settle for anything less.

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