Animal Welfare Auditor
Jacquelyn Babcock was born and raised in southwest Michigan on a small family farm with horses, cattle, rabbits, and poultry. Her family has always rescued animals, especially horses, driving her belief in animal welfare and proper animal husbandry. During her senior year of high school she completed an internship with a dairy veterinarian and ran a calf digestibility research project. Jacquelyn then went on to receive her B.S. in Animal Sciences and Minor in Agribusiness management from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. During her time at MSU she worked in swine and equine nutrition, mink toxicology, and beef cattle air quality research. Since graduation, Jacquelyn has worked as an internal animal welfare auditor and has managed research projects. Most recently, Jacquelyn managed a swine digestibility study for Dr. Nathalie Trottier, a monogastric nutritionist and professor at MSU; where she focused on feeding high fiber diets in gestating sows to increase feed consumption during lactation while monitoring farrowing ease.
Jacquelyn joined Farm Animal Care Training and Auditing (FACTA; www.factallc.com; a division of Frost, PLLC; www.frostpllc.com) in 2018; she uses her diverse animal species background to conduct animal welfare audits. Jacquelyn continues to learn and gain knowledge in all species for auditing livestock production.
Professional Memberships & Accreditations:
- Member, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) – Poultry and Swine
- Certified Pork Quality Assurance Advisor
During her spare time, Jacquelyn is an avid horseback rider and frequently spends time outdoors with her pets and family kayaking, snowmobiling, and working around the farm.
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