Animal Stewardship is a Core Value at Big Sky Farms.
We have established Animal Welfare Codes of Practice, Standard Operating Procedures, and employee training programs to ensure the humane treatment and optimal health and well-being of animals under our care at all times.
Big Sky Farms strives to provide animals with their five freedoms:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst.
- Freedom from discomfort.
- Freedom from unnecessary pain, disease, and injury.
- Freedom from fear and distress.
- Freedom to exhibit most normal behaviours.
We are proud to be certified by national quality assurance programs such as Canadian Quality Assurance, Transport Quality Assurance and the Animal Care Assessment. These programs ensure food safety, proper animal handling and transport, and measure and track animal well-being at our farms.
We are also a member of the Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan.
Our staff includes an Animal Welfare Committee which meets regularly and issues a quarterly company-wide newsletter.
We take pride in treating our pigs as individuals and work to prevent injury and disease while providing care for animals with health issues.
As animal caretakers we believe that all employees of Big Sky Farms have a moral and ethical obligation to provide humane treatment to animals in their care. Wilful abuse, cruelty and neglect are unacceptable and are not tolerated, as declared by Big Sky Farms’ Animal Code of Conduct.