We frequently receive inquiries from additional people interested in raising chickens for us.We provide poultry farmers with written contracts detailing how payments will be calculated.It also saves energy to heat and cool the house which is a savings for the farmer.
Yesterday we mailed every farmer a copy of the CONTRACT POULTRY FARMERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS along with a note explaining that we’re developing an advisory council made up of farmers and we’ll be investing in new communications technology with our growers in mind.
by Morgan Watchous Family farms are more than a business, they are a livelihood, and they are raising the next generation of farmers.
We supply the birds and feed, and provide technical advice, while the poultry farmer provides the labor, housing and utilities.
This cooperation between Tyson Foods and family farms increases efficiency and quality, while maintaining affordable prices for consumers.
The average contract poultry farmer has been raising chickens for Tyson Foods for 15 years.
Some farm families have been raising birds for us for three generations.We are helping producers improve their business planning.The Business Development for Farm Businesses program incorporates self-assessment and action plan development with a range of cost-share advisory services and skills development opportunities to help producers reach their farm business goals.Farmer Grant is looking forward to passing down his farm to his son.Poultry farming has made his diversified operation financially stable enough to do that.If a farmer’s operation is not performing well, we have a program in place designed to help them get back on track.by Doug Ramsey As part of our journey to continually live our purpose, we’re launching several initiatives aimed at enhancing communications and transparency with the thousands of independent farmers who grow chickens for our company.In recent years, the technology to modernize chicken housing has become more widely used in the industry and benefits are better known, so we require farmers to meet a set of housing specifications that are outlined in the contracts.The benefits of more modern housing include a more comfortable living environment for the birds with improved ventilation and more uniform temperatures through the barn.Poultry farmers are essentially paid for how well they take care of the chickens and how much weight the birds gain while they’re on the farm.We use a performance-based incentive system that rewards poultry farmers who effectively convert the feed we provide into weight gain in the birds they raise.