Think about this: Two professional baseball players are vying for a new contract in the big leagues. Player A has worked hard throughout the off-season, invested in a new batting coach, daily workouts and watching countless hours of feature film, which beat a season, the .314, with 25 home runs and 100 runs in. Player B ribs through the low season, is satisfied with the status quo and bats .269, with 10 home runs and 60 runs beaten in. Which player deserves the best contract? 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.
While all contracted farmers benefit from the same quality of chicks, the same food and access to veterinary care, farmers who invest in more advanced facilities and farmers who care about best production practices will be likely to produce better quality chickens more efficiently. If you want to know more about the life of an independent contract poultry farmer, watch this video: most contracts are valid for a herd and can be renewed automatically until termination by one of the parties. In some cases, companies offer long-term contracts to make producers` long-term investments safer. Under these conditions, contracts may continue to be terminated due to contract compliance errors. In addition to being managers or employees of a company, the best option for people interested in raising broilers is to become a contract producer for an integrated company.