Animal Welfare

At ArreBeef S.A., we work to guarantee decent conditions to animals throughout all the stages of the process carried out in our plant. For that reason, we have implemented practices based on the “Five Freedoms” inherent to animals as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council of England. Those being the following:

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst.
    by ready access to water and food.
  2. Freedom from discomfort.
    by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease.
    by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Freedom to express normal behavior.
    by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.
  5. Freedom from fear and distress.
    by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

Animal Safety

The National Service of Health and Agro-Food Quality (SENASA) work for the prevention, control and eradication of animal diseases by planning, coordinating and managing plans and programs destined to animal´s identifying and traceability, animal welfare, and to monitor its epidemiological content pursuant to the recommendations and standards set forth by the referential international organisms.


Argentina meets all the recommendations from the International Zoosanitary Code of the OIE mentioned in chapter 2.3.13 and it was declared by the Epizooties International Organization as a country free of Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) also known as mad cow disease.

Foot and Mouth Disease

The Republic of Argentina has achieved the acknowledgment of the OIE for two areas free of Foot and Mouth disease:

  • Area free of Foot and Mouth disease without vaccination.
  • Area free of Foot and Mouth disease with vaccination.

In the areas free of Foot and Mouth disease with vaccination, currently different strategies that are applied annually in one or two campaigns coexist, where over 100 million doses are applied.