Agreement For Poultry

We provide poultry producers with written contracts detailing how payments are calculated. Poultry farmers are essentially paid for the way they care for chickens and for the weight they gain while on the farm. We use a performance incentive system that rewards poultry producers who effectively transform the food we offer into weight gain in the birds that raise them. The payment formula includes factors such as the number of birds, the amount of feed used, the performance of their herd relative to those perceived by other contract farmers, and the weight of the birds delivered to the processing plant. The hen-business-farmer relationship is largely governed by federal law. Livestock and poultry sourcing and marketing practices are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stick Administration (GIPSA), which administers and enforces the Packers and Stockyards Act to protect farmers, ranchers and consumers. The income from raising hens varies and depends on a number of factors. For some farmers, it is a single source of income.

For many, this is an additional income to another job or the breeding of crops or other livestock. In fact, a 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT STUDY found, that the average income of contract poultry farmers exceeds other farm households. I was recently fortunate enough to be appointed to lead the poultry industry for Tyson Foods. Learning how to trade chickens is humiliating and exciting because my background is at Fresh Meats, which also includes pork and beef. Farmer Grant is eager to pass on his farm to his son. Poultry farming has made its diversified operation diversified sufficiently financially stable to do so. He thinks that we can get out of what we put with poultry farming. He takes good care of his chickens and sees the results when he sells them. He`s proud to feed the world. He knows that chicken comes not only from grocery stores, but also from farms.

The performance-based compensation program we offer farmers is not just for Tyson Foods. It is used by many poultry processors in the United States to determine compensation for farmers.