Poultry Farm Agreement

Ilvento, Tom and Watson, Angela.┬áPoultry farmers speak out – A survey of Delmarva poultry farmers. (1998) Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Delaware. Farmer Vinh left a system administrator position for management, so that he could see that his efforts were paying off and to leave something to his children. He is grateful for the help and support of his Tyson Foods FeldTech. For Vinh, it`s more than just a reputation; it is about producing quality and quality products for the consumer. And he says that agriculture is one of the best decisions he has made! Today, the broiler industry is a rapidly changing and highly technical agricultural industry. It is called “vertically integrated,” which means that a single company called an “integrator” responds to all aspects of production or most aspects of production. Integrators generally own herds of herders, hatcheries, forage mills and processing plants. Integrators provide chicks, food, medicines, some of the fuel for the brood and technical advisors for controlling agricultural production.

These representatives will visit companies regularly and more often once a week in case of problems. Integration reduces costs by coordinating each stage of production. All production levels are controlled to use resources and facilities with maximum efficiency. Integration practices not only improve cost-effectiveness, but also allow for the production of more homogeneous birds. The integrator is also responsible for all processing and marketing activities. In today`s competitive market, these activities are essential to the success of poultry production and require a professional approach. More than 50% of farmers have been in their current business for 10 years or more. Nearly three-quarters have been in the same company for 5 years or more. About 50 poultry companies currently operate in the United States. The top 10 integrators account for more than 60% of the total production of broilers in the country. In the United States, fattening chicken production is mainly in the southeastern and southern states of the central united states.

Together, these two regions produce more than 85% of the U.S. broiler meat supply. The top five broiler production states are Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina.

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