The 2012 edition of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization’s poultry welfare auditor training course is set for June 26–28, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

During the three-day training, participants will have the opportunity to visit either a broiler, layer or turkey facility, depending upon their area of emphasis, where they will perform mock audits and welfare criteria demonstrated in the context of day-to-day operations. They will then take a written examination over course materials as part of the process of becoming a Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization-certified poultry welfare auditor.


Class size is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Official registration deadline for the course is May 25. For more course information and registration materials go to the organization's website,

Corporate sponsors for the course include Aviagen, Big Dutchman, Cargill, Cobb, Hybrid Turkey, Hy-Line, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Koch Foods, Novus, OK Foods, Pacific Vet Group, Pilgrim’s, Techno-Catch and Walmart.