Washington Beef is Agri Beef’s state-of-the-art processing plant located in Toppenish, WA. After being finished at the feedyard, our cattle are shipped to Washington Beef for processing. Their welfare and health are of utmost importance to us, so great care is taken to maintain a low-stress and humane environment.
Our facilities and procedures were strongly influenced by animal-behavior expert Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin visited Washington Beef in 2015 to evaluate our animal handling procedures. We received ratings of excellent in each of her evaluation areas. All of our employees are thoroughly trained in proper animal handling, and all have signed our Animal Well-Being Policy, affirming their commitment to proper cattle handling and welfare.
Of equal importance is the safety of our employees and our products. We take countless measures to ensure the safety of both, including:
Washington Beef creates and supports a safe work environment for through training, communication, employee engagement and empowerment. We strive for an environment in which safety is a culture, not a program. To achieve this objective, we utilize the core safety fundamentals of Prevention, Awareness, Responsibility Action and Results.
Additional measures we take include: