Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Deborah A. Boone.
This study investigated the satisfaction of contract poultry producers in West Virginia and Virginia using a mailed questionnaire. Producers were asked to provide feedback on their company, income, debt load and grower relations. Producers indicated they were satisfied with their business decision to raise contract poultry. Level of satisfaction was significantly different for producers in the two states. Producers who raise pullets or broiler breeders exhibited greater satisfaction that broiler producers. The income level of producers has increased, however more producers have indicated they are losing money. Producers showed high levels of satisfaction with their service personnel who come directly to their farm operations on a regular basis when compared to statements about company management, which showed lower levels of agreement with regard to satisfaction.
Richmond, Christina L., "Satisfaction of contract poultry producers in Virginia and West Virginia" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2974.