The Importance of Animal Care in the Farming Industry

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At Cooper Farms, we’ve always made it a priority to produce the best products for our customers – but that’s just one small part of a much larger story. It’s equally important that we live up to the responsibilities we have both as industry leaders and as community members. Every day, we work hard to reduce the amount of waste that we’re creating, to recycle whenever possible, to limit our energy and water consumption, and more.

A big part of those efforts takes the form of our animal care program – something that is integral for a wide range of different reasons, all of which are worth exploring.

Why Animal Care is Crucial to What We Do

The team at Cooper Farms involves a team of passionate, experienced veterinarians in virtually all aspects of our decision-making process. We do this, first and foremost, for the purposes of prevention. If our animals become sick, it negatively impacts the entirety of our operations – from our production jobs in Mercer County on down.

Because of that, we do whatever it takes to provide them access to the best treatment in order to help them become well again.

The number one reason for doing this, naturally, is because it is the right thing to do. But there are other implications of this as well beyond the obvious ethical ones.

When you raise animals as humanely as you can, for example, you tend to use fewer resources like feed and even energy. Not only does this help us reduce our own costs (thus freeing up more money to be used elsewhere in the organization where it can have the best impact, but it also helps to cut down on pollution as well.

Not only that, but farms that prioritize animal care like Mercer Farms tend to excel at job creation as well – something that we’ve certainly seen to be true over the years. This allows us to double down on our efforts to keep all the local food supplies that we can as healthy as possible.

The Mercer Farms Approach

In the end, it’s always been important for us to convey that our efforts are focused on so much more than just our bottom line. Our responsibility to our community and to the planet runs deeper than that – as our animal care efforts go a long way towards illustrating. Although the times may change, that core vision has remained the same since all the way back in the 1930s.

All of these qualities combine to help us become so much more than just another workplace, which is exactly the way we like it.

If you’d like to find out more information about why animal care is such a critical part of what we do every day, or if you’re just interested in finding out about our hiring in Mercer County in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact our team today.