Today’s discerning consumers demand products that meet high standards for quality, taste and responsibility. Culver Duck’s goal is to produce a White Pekin Duck that meets and exceeds those expectations. From egg to fully grown duck to your dinner table, everything happens at our facilities in Middlebury, IN to produce a clean and wholesome duck in accordance with all USDA and BRC food safety standards. Our strict standards make the difference between our duck and other duck products available in the market.
With Culver, you can have confidence that you are supporting a company committed to family farms, high animal welfare standards, food safety, and honest labeling.
Culver Duck Farms, Inc. continuously strives to improve the welfare of our animals through a third party verified program of research and development designed to enhance our production practices, facility designs, and animal handling.
Any team Member or Contract Producer of the Company is bound to uphold the animal welfare standards of the company when handling our live ducks at any level. We believe in and take very serious our “Zero-Tolerance Policy”. Our animal welfare program is based on the “Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare”. Animals have good welfare when their physical, emotional and behavioral needs are met.
Freedom from Hunger & Thirst
Our ducks are sustainably raised in large spacious houses and given access to roam freely to eat and drink as they want.
Freedom from Discomfort
Our focus on animal welfare is unique. We provide a spacious shelter and a comfortable resting area for our ducks, and are also dedicated to the well-being and humane handling of them.
Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
Our facility has a full time veterinarian on staff so ducks that require treatment can be diagnosed properly and healed in the appropriate manner.
Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
We hatch the ducklings at our own state-of-the-art hatchery. From the time they are hatched, the ducks are provided sufficient space, proper facilities and the company of other ducks.
Freedom from Fear and Distress
We are not only dedicated to the well-being and humane handling of our ducks; we also consider our producers the stewards of our ducks and require that they follow strict protocols which are regularly audited to ensure proper treatment at all times.
In keeping in line with our Company’s Core Values, there is no way of ducking the process of raising and feeding our ducks to ensure we exceed “Industry Standards” including the highest regards to animal welfare. It starts with our pedigree and genetics program, breeder operation, hatchery operation and meat duck grow out farms, then continues on to our processing facility. We take a proactive and preventive approach to ensure you always experience a safe product with outstanding quality and taste from egg to plate.