The economic organisation of US broiler production

In the US, broiler production is coordinated almost entirely through systems of production contracts, in which a grower's compensation is based, in part, on how the grower's performance compares with that of other growers, reports the USDA.

It is further reported that the industry is undergoing a gradual structural change as production shifts to larger broiler enterprises that provide larger shares of an operator's household income. Larger enterprises require substantially larger investments in broiler housing, and new or retrofitted houses are also an important source of productivity growth in the industry.
The USDA has now released a report based on a large and representative survey of broiler operations, describes the industry's organisation, housing features, contract design, fees and enterprise cost structures, and farm and household finances.
To access the report, click here

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