Cargill expects to have third-party, 24/7 video auditing in place in all its U.S. beef harvesting plants by year's end. The aim is to “further enhance the company's animal welfare protection systems,” Cargill says.

Developed and managed by Arrowsight, in collaboration with Temple Grandin, Colorado State University animal scientist and a leading designer of animal-handling systems, the program is aimed at helping plant operators teach and monitor performance in animal handling.

“This additional investment gives us the objective input we need to effectively train our people and improve our processes,” says John Keating, Cargill Beef president.