Each grower has a unique pest bird problem, and each falconer uses a slightly different business model. Depending on a grower's needs, one model may be ideal for a particular grower, while ineffective for another. Click on the tabs below to open or close for more information.
Two of the growers interviewed for this project have had experience using a single abatement falconer.
Two types of companies using this method were evaluated for this project- one using a co-operative model, where several growers split the cost of abatement falconry, and one where several growers split the cost of abatement falconry, but the falconer only enters the field if there is significant pest bird threat.
Look at Co-operative as a model that has the potential to be successful given the right conditions, including: the right geography, a knowledgeable and trustworthy falconer and a group of growers that have a solid working relationship. In other words, this model may work if everyone involved has experience working together and has the potential to save growers a great deal of money. For those new to abatement falconry or those using a new falconer, this may not be the best first time approach. See Grower A's experience using a single falconer for more details.
As a model to be aware of, Grower insurance was brought up by several falconers in interviews for this guide. We did not see the practice in the field or interview any growers that had experience using this practice. However it seems an idea that a falconer might suggest.
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