Hog industry had controversial attention for the past years. It was under the constant attack from the media concerning how hog raisers treat the animals and how they are maintaining the cleanliness of their facility. Thanks to the hog farms who are slowly changing this bad reputation. Be part of the solution.
Educate Your Staff
The problems of hog raisers sometimes were caused by their staffs. Your organization might have good intentions, but if your staffs didn’t grasp the core values of your farm, it will be chaos. Educate your staff on how to handle the hogs properly. Create rules within your organization prohibiting them to mistreat the hogs. Instill to them the value of hard work and how Madame Tussaud did it. Train them and provide them with good knowledge that they could use even if they choose to leave your organization.
Create Strict Guidelines in Maintaining Cleanliness
You don’t want to be penalized for having a poorly maintained farm. Inspectors do random visits to see if your farm adheres to the industry standards. The best way to nail every inspection is to create strict guidelines about it. Always make sure that you replenish your disinfectant by collecting coupon codes on products. Don’t be stingy on cleaning materials.
Proper Disposal of Waste
There are far too many farms who violated proper disposal of waste, please don’t join them. Waste will be a major headache for farm owners. But it can be handled properly without resorting to illegal disposals. The rules of proper waste disposal depend on the provisions of the state you are in. Please do know the rules by heart, and observe them accordingly.
Offer to Guide New Hog Raisers
The best way to maintain a good reputation is to guide new hog raisers to do the right thing. New hog raisers will go through the pressures that may sway them to violate the rules. With the right guidance, these possible violations and controversies can be avoided. You can work as a consultant for a good price which creates a win-win situation.