On-Site/Virtual Training

PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training - 2024 Virtual

Aug 6, 2024 - Aug 8, 2024

$845.00

This is our annual Poultry Welfare Auditor Training, which includes Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys.  It will be virtually held August 6-8, 2024. 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 Poultry 201, a four-part online course.  These four prerequisites are Basic Avian Biology, Broiler 201, Layer 201, and Turkey 201 and are included in the cost of training.  Once you have paid for the onsite/virtual training, you will gain access to Poultry 201; they will be available on your account page, the My Online Training tab.  If you are prompted to pay for these courses, or they aren't available contact Dakota dthomas@animalauditor.org.  Please do NOT pay for the 201 trainings - PAACO does not guarantee a refund if you do.

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.

PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training - 2024 Canada

Sep 25, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

$875.00

PAACO's fall Meat Plant Training will be held September 25-27, 2024 in Alberta, Canada. It will be conducted in-person. All registered attendees will be expected to join us in-person.

The course will be a combination of classroom curriculum and "hands-on" learning through site visits. In-person attendees will visit both a pork plant a nd beef plant to gain hands-on experience while instructors are present.  The course uses the Meat Institute Animal Handling Guidelines. Material and instruction will be presented in English.

Travel logtistics and hotel information will be available soon.

PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training - 2024 Canada

Oct 29, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024

$845.00

Join us in-person for PAACO's fall poultry training in Guelph, Ontario, Canada on October 29-31, 2024. This training will cover Broilers, Turkeys and Layer from hatch through processing. All registered attendees will be expected to join us in-person.

Travel logistics and hotel information will be available soon!

PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training - 2024 Fall California

Oct 8, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024

$1,300.00

Join PAACO October 8-10 in the Central Valley of California for the second dairy training of 2024.

All attendees must complete pre-training 'homework' to be prepared.  This 'homework' will be a series of repeatability tests and homework to print out and bring to the onsite training.  Registrants will be sent information regarding this prior about a month prior to the course, via email.  The cost of this course is included in your registration fee and details will be sent ~ 1 month before the training.

There is a possibility this training will be pivoted to virtual - if the training is virtual the dates will be October 7-10. If we do not fill all seats, we will pivot to virtual. We will make this call by September 16 and will inform all registered attendees. We are also closely monitoring the H5N1 situation as it unfolds. As of now, we are planning to still be in-person but will go virtual if we are we are restricted due to disease outbreaks or risks. We will be in clear communication with registered attendees but may end up pivoting last minute due to this. Our goal and plan is to host in person. We will update here for any non-registered attendees.

More information, including hotel and airport locations, will be available soon.

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PAACO Broiler Welfare Auditor Training - 2024 Arkansas

Oct 22, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024

$725.00

PAACO Broiler Welfare Auditor Training will be held October 22-23 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This training will cover broilers (hatchery, growout, catch/transport, and processing) and broiler breeders. This training will be a combination of classroom curriculum along with "hand-on" learning during site visits.

Travel and hotel information will be available soon.

PAACO On-Farm Swine Training - 2024 South Dakota

Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024

$900.00

Join us September 17-19 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD for the Swine Welfare Auditor Training.  This course will use the Common Swine Industry Audit to combine a detailed classroom curriculum with hands-on training and a sow facility and a wean-to-finish operation.

There is an online prerequisite for this course, Swine 201.  This online course is included in the cost of training. 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, or it isn't available contact Dakota dthomas@animalauditor.org.  Please do NOT pay for Swine 201 - PAACO does not guarantee a refund if you do.

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 in-person (you will be expected to travel to Brookings, SD) and presented in English.

The informational training brochure for more details, including hotel and airport information will be avilable soon.