publication . Preprint . 2006

Duration in Production Contracts

MacDonald, James M.; Korb, Penelope J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
Abstract
We use 2003 and 2004 ARMS data to analyze variations in contract duration among growers of broilers who hold production contracts. Most contracts cover just a single flock, but many extend for 1-2 years, and a significant minority of broiler contracts specify lengths of 5, 10, and even 15 years. We find that grower debt and production volume are inversely related to the choice of a short term (a year or less) contract, while lengthy prior experience with the contractor promotes short term contracts. Some contract terms appear to act as substitutes or complements to duration.
Subjects
free text keywords: Livestock Production/Industries,
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