April 29, 2016

New study highlights benefits of the partnership between contract farmers and chicken companies

The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.  In addition, the study summarizes several key trends in broiler production efficiency, returns and loan quality data. “Viewed in totality, live chicken production is a viable, mutually beneficial and attractive farming enterprise for the vast majority of farm families who raise chickens in partnership with the companies they work with,” noted agriculture economist and the study’s author, Dr. Thomas Elam, president of FarmEcon LLC.  Read More

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