Research Partnerships and Advancements

Partnering to Advance Research and Animal Well-Being Practices

Tyson Foods works with a wide range of professionals, academic institutions, and industry groups to advance animal agricultural research and best practices for animal welfare throughout the supply chain.

We work in cooperation with our supply chain, as well as customers, academics and audit firms, to provide the use of our facilities and expertise in animal welfare auditing. This allows individuals outside of Tyson Foods to gain professional animal auditor certification through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO).

We provide learning opportunities at our facilities for university undergraduate and graduate students studying animal science. The use of our facilities provides them a place where they can evaluate welfare dynamics similar to those included in the North American Meat Institute recommended animal handling guidelines.

Our facilities also serve as locations for a variety of supply chain and customer educational events focused on animal welfare policies and practices, where Tyson Foods and our partners have the renowned Dr. Temple Grandin as a training partner.

Tyson Foods team members serve on industry committees and task force teams to further the advancement of animal welfare in production agriculture. We also provide educational briefings to industry affiliates and educational institutions in an effort to share the Tyson Foods animal well-being story.


























Recent Research University Partnerships and Donations

March 24, 2016

We supported Tennessee Tech University with a $20,000 check to purchase and install equipment at its new Poultry Science Research Facility. The 6,000-square-foot research facility will train and educate middle-Tennessee students and farmers in commercial poultry management.

March 2, 2015

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods gave $5 million toward creating a first-of-its-kind agricultural research center in Arkansas. The $5 million gift to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will significantly finance the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, which will feature high-tech agriculture research laboratories that will advance plant and animal sustainability, along with water quality research.

October 5, 2015

We gave $250,000 to Auburn University’s Poultry Research Farm Relocation Initiative to benefit Auburn University’s Department of Poultry Science’s new research farm unit. The new research unit will further the department’s academic and research initiatives.