FACTA’s third-party verification services use objective, science-based welfare standards and best management practices that serve to protect your reputation and increase your bottom line. In addition, our non-traditional assurance engagements are designed to meet the specific needs or our clients, whatever they may be. After initial internal audits are performed, FACTA fields carefully selected auditors with industry specific expertise to perform each third-party engagement with the highest standards of quality, ethics, objectivity, and independence.

Major categories of the audits include:

  • Descriptors of the farm or plant (ex., location, type of facility, local situation)
  • Management
  • Food and Water
  • Buildings and Environment
  • Health
  • Transport and Handling


View our audit standards through the links below:

Caged Layer Audit Standards

Cage-Free Layer Audit Standards

Quail Audit Standards

Duck Audit Standards

Rabbit Welfare Transportation and Processing Audit Standards


FACTA post-audit processes include:

  • The internal audit assessment
  • Report generated from FACTA (objective information, relevant industry data, professional judgement)
  • Quality control
  • Peer review
  • Final outcome letter

Jacquelyn Babcock


Jacquelyn joined Farm Animal Care Training and Auditing 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.

Briana Ferguson

Kalyn Strahley

Animal Welfare Auditor

Kalyn joined FACTA in September of 2022. She grew up in Northwest Ohio, where she was an active member in 4-H and FFA. Her time in youth agriculture organizations eventually led her to the Ohio State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her love for agriculture and animals is what led her to her current role with FACTA.

Taylor Pisano

Animal Welfare Auditor

Taylor is from Charleston, South Carolina and started his career in agriculture by attending Middle Tennessee State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He has 3 years of experience managing large poultry breeder operations and is excited to expand on his knowledge working for FACTA. He loves sports and likes to spend his free time on the beach or fishing..

Darian Session

Animal Welfare Auditor

Born and raised in Central IL, Darian comes from an agricultural dominant working field and wanted to turn her passion for animal agriculture into a career. She attended Illinois College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and throughout her time in college got involved in the swine industry and has not stopped since. Darian has multiple years of experience in farrow to finish operations, boar stud farms, and packing houses, along with having her TQA and PQA certifications. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and dogs.

Marina Demaine

Report Processor

Marina joined FACTA in May of 2023. She grew up in Scottsdale, AZ and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she earned degrees in Linguistics and Philosophy with an emphasis in ethics. While in school she worked for the University’s College of Agriculture, School of Plant Sciences assisting their team of faculty and staff. Since graduation, Marina’s work has focused on technical writing and internal policy and procedure audits. When not at work she enjoys spending time reading and writing about European history.



We are determined to provide the highest quality audit services, training, and technical certification which is exactly why operators, like you, rely on and place their trust in us.

Advanced Technology

FACTA only uses the most up to date technology and standards when it comes to animal welfare. That is why we developed our exclusive bi-lingual online training and certification programs.

Clear Communication

Clear communication is a must have in our line of business. The ultimate take away from out services is a wealth of critical information made available to management, animal caretakers, and consumers.


We value relationships with our clients, and our 40-year relationship to the financial and economic side of food production results in a deep understanding of your business.