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Poultry Producer’s Willingness to Invest in On-Farm Carcass Disposal

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FAD and Investment in On-Farm Poultry Carcass Disposal

Foreign animal diseases (FAD) can cause substantial economic losses in production, consumption, and the supply chain. These diseases are typically highly pathogenic and lead to disruptions in normal business practices and to demands for higher investment in biosecurity practices.

For poultry producers this can lead to changes in bird pick-ups, chick placements, and length of out time on farms as well as changes in day-to-day operations. When an FAD is reported, poultry producers that rely on off-premises carcass disposal (e.g., renderers or landfills) may be required to develop on-farm disposal capacity (e.g., incinerators or burial) rapidly if their operation falls within movement restriction zones.

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The estimated mean WTP for additional disposal capacity was $15,651. Besides indicating that a market for on-farm carcass disposal exists, our findings also provide information that can be used when creating policy to simultaneously incentivize farm-level biosecurity and carcass disposal protocols while continuing to encourage disease reporting, which together, improves overall livestock disease management in the United States.

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Conclusions:

Using responses from an online survey from U.S. poultry producers, there is willingness to invest in on-farm carcass disposal capacity and producers are willing to pay $15,651 on average.

Current investment and adoption of on-farm carcass disposal capacity reduces the amount producers are willing to invest in additional capacity, as does ownership status and the producer’s personal FAD risk perception.

Biosecurity practices, including carcass disposal capacity and planning before, during, and after a livestock disease outbreak are important, and producers are willing to invest in them.

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