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On-Site/Virtual Training

PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training | 2022 March

Mar 28, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022


This 4-day virtual Dairy Welfare Auditor Training will be held March 28-31, 2022 and participants must be present for it's entirey.

This training will combine a detailed curriculum, based on industry audit instruments, and virtual "hands-on" auditing and farm experience through video.

All attendees must complete an online course to be prepared. This course will be a series of repeatability tests and some homework to print out and bring with to the onsite training. Registrants will be sent information regarding this prior to the course, via email. Cost of this course is included in your registration fee.

For more information, please read the Dairy Training Fyler.

*there is a chance the times during the day will change. We will update the flyer and let registered attendees know.*

PAACO On-Farm Swine Welfare Auditor Training - Manitoba

Apr 26, 2022 - Apr 27, 2022



Join us April 26-27, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for the Swine Welfare Auditor Training.  This course will use the industry audits to combine a detailed classroom curriculum with hands-on training at the University of Manitoba swine farm.

There is an online prerequisite for this course, Swine 201.  Once you are registered for the onsite training and submit payment, you will have access to this course on your account.  If you are prompted to pay for Swine 201, please do not pay.  Email Dakota if you have issues.

More infomration can be be found in the brochure attached below. Hotel information will be available soon.

*At this time, this training will be in-person only; there will not be a virtual option. We will continue to monitor local recommendation, and will adjust if needed. Once you are registered, we will communicate by email if there are any changes. We appreciate your understanding.*

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PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training

Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022


This is our annual Poultry Welfare Auditor Training, which includes Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys.  It will be held July 19-21, 2022. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to attend. Following successful completion of training and passing the online exam, attendees will still be required to complete two (2) full shadow audits. 

All attendees joining us for this training will be required to take four online prerequisites prior to meeting on July 14th.  These four prereqs are Basic Avian Biology, Broiler 201, Layer 201, and Turkey 201 and they are included in the cost of training.  Once you register for training, are approved and pay for the onsite training, the online courses will be available to take on your account dashboard. These courses will be available on your account - the "My Online Trainings" tab (fourth over).  If you are prompted to pay for these courses, or they aren't available contact Dakota  Please do NOT pay for the 201 trainings.

Due to USD value fluctuations, some international discounts may be available by contacting PAACO. CE rates available, too. A limited number of discounted grad/DVM students seats are available by application and approval. 

You will be sent additional information regarding the agenda, training details, and more 30 days ahead of the training.

This course will be held virtually and presented in English.

*This training will either take place at the University of Arkansas or virtually. We are working on the details and will make a decision by February 15.*

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PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training - May 2022 Virtual

May 9, 2022 - May 11, 2022


Join us for the 2022 spring Meat Plant Training, May 9-11, 2022. This training will use the NAMI Audit Guidelines to provide a detailed curriculum, along with hands-on virutal training at a pork and beef plant.

This course will be held virtaully and presented in English.


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PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training - Lethbridge,

Aug 9, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022


Join us on-site August 9-10, 2022 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada for this year's Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training.

All attendees joining us for the PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor training will be required to take Beef Feedlot 201.  This prerequisite is included in the cost of training.  Once you REGISTER for training, are APPROVED and PAY for the onsite training, access is granted. Beef Feedlot can be found on the "My Online Trainings" tab (fourth over) when you're logged in and on your account page. If you are prompted to pay for this course, or they aren't available contact Dakota  Please do NOT pay for the 201 training.

The training will be a combination of detailed classroom instruction and hands-on experience at a feedlot operation. *this training is entirely on-site/in-person*

Below is the flyer including an agenda and airport information; hotel and instruction site information will be available soon!

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