Prospective Farmers

Tyson Foods has been working with poultry farmers on a contract basis since the late 1940s, and it’s been a relationship we believe works well for both the farmer and the company.
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How to Become a Tyson Foods Contract Poultry Farmer

We supply the birds and feed, and provide technical advice, while the poultry farmer provides the labor, housing and utilities. This cooperation between Tyson Foods and family farms increases efficiency and quality, while maintaining affordable prices for consumers.

To be considered a Tyson Foods contract poultry farmer, you must have existing chicken housing or property that could be used to build housing, within an approximate 30-to-50-mile radius of the feed mills that serve our poultry processing complexes. This is because of the efficiencies needed for delivering feed, chicks and providing service. In addition, the Tyson poultry complex in your area must also have a need for additional farmers.

To learn more about contract farming opportunities with Tyson Foods, contact the live operation manager at the Tyson poultry complex nearest you.