Economic Data
COMPANY LISTINGS
Broiler Companies
Download a list of U.S. broiler companies.
Egg Companies
Download a list of U.S. egg companies.
Turkey Companies
Download a list of U.S. turkey companies.
CONSUMPTION
U.S. Egg per Capita Consumption
(Total egg production divided by total population)
Source: American Egg Board

 
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Chicken (Individual) Boneless, trimmed (edible) weight, pounds per capita per year.
Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
 
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Turkey (In kilograms per capita)
Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
 
EXPORTS

Library of Export Requirements
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Index_of_Import_Requirements_by_Country/index.asp


Broiler Exports (billions of pounds) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service

Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Turkey Meat, 2017 (tons) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service

Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Chicken Meat, 2017 (1,000 pounds) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service
SLAUGHTER

Young Meat Chickens Slaughtered in 2017

State Number Total Live Weight Average Weight
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds Pounds
Alabama 1,068,235 5,939,886 5.6
Arkansas 980,490 6,522,175 6.7
California 258,555 1,548,009 6
Delaware 392,341 2,828,604 7.2
Florida 64,898 371,956 5.7
Georgia 1,259,452 7,411,814 5.9
Indiana 67,091 294,329 4.4
Kentucky 285,733 1,824,039 6.4
Louisiana 185,168 1,172,897 6.3
Maryland 125,440 751,824 6
Minnesota 54,083 322,784 6
Mississippi 726,400 4,654,469 6.4
Missouri 433,987 2,127,632 4.9
New Jersey 1,376 6,774 4.9
New York 25,970 129,665 5
North Carolina 781,099 6,136,554 7.9
Ohio 101,930 537,166 5.3
Oklahoma 153,791 1,024,604 6.7
Pennsylvania 117,398 661,877 5.6
South Carolina 291,017 2,161,847 7.4
Tennessee 297,780 1,587,283 5.3
Texas 655,265 4,142,641 6.3
Virginia 341,175 1,974,575 5.8
Washington 47,240 297,856 6.3
West Virginia 109,111 419,380 3.8
Wisconsin 50,303 211,437 4.2
United States 8,916,097 55,314,913 6.2

Source: USDA NASS, Poultry Slaughter 2017 Summary

PRODUCTION
Poultry Production and Value 2017 Summary

The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2017 was $42.7 billion, up 10 percent from $38.7 billion in 2016. Of the combined total, 71 percent was from broilers, 18 percent from eggs, 11 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

The value of broilers produced during 2017 was $30.2 billion, up 17 percent from 2016. The total number of broilers produced in 2017 was 8.91 billion, up 2 percent from 2016. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2017 was 55.6 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2016.

The value of turkeys produced during 2017 was $4.84 billion, down 22 percent from the $6.18 billion the previous year. The total number of turkeys raised in 2017 was 243 million, down 1 percent from 2016. Turkey production in 2017 totaled 7.49 billion pounds, up slightly from the 7.49 billion pounds produced in 2016.

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2017 was $46.7 million, down 47 percent from $87.4 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2017 totaled 188 million, down 10 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

Value of all egg production in 2017 was $7.55 billion, up 16 percent from $6.51 billion in 2016. Egg production totaled 106 billion eggs, up 4 percent from 102 billion eggs produced in 2016.

Source: USDA/NASS


Source: USDA - NASS


Industry at a Glance
2012 Census of Agriculture


Organic Poultry

According to the latest Census of Agriculture (2012) there are 1,065 organic layer farms in the United States that house 9,602,676 laying hens. Wisconsin, California and Iowa are the three states with the most organic layer farms.

There are 267 broiler farms in the United States producing organic broilers and there were 43,238,650 broiler chickens sold as organic according to the 2012 Agriculture Census. Wisconsin, New York and Maine have the most organic broiler production.

Organic turkey production in the United States is practiced on 132 farms. Maine, Washington and Wisconsin being the top three producing states.

Source: USDA - NASS


PRODUCTION: EGGS

Top 10 Egg Producing Companies (As of 2018) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Layers Housed (millions)
Source: Egg Industry Magazine, 2018


Top 10 Egg Producing States (As of 2017) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

(Ranked by number of layers represented in thousands)
Source: American Egg Board


PRODUCTION: BROILERS - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Total: 711.26

Ready to cook pounds, millions
Source: Watt PoultryUSA March 2018


PRODUCTION: TURKEYS (2017)* - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Source: USDA/NASS April 2018

PROCESSING

Top Turkey Processors 2018 - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Live weight processed (in millions of pounds)
(March
2018 WattPoultry USA)

STATE
Sources of Economic Information for Various States

Alabama Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service
Arkansas Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service
Delaware Delaware Agricultural Statistics Service
Florida Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
Georgia Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service
Indiana Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service
Kentucky Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Service
Louisiana Louisiana Agricultural Statistics Service
Maryland Maryland Agricultural Statistics Service
Mississippi Mississippi Agricultural Statistics Service
Missouri Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service
Nebraska Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service
North Carolina North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
Ohio Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service
Oklahoma Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics Service
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics Service
South Carolina South Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
Tennessee Tennessee Agricultural Statistics Service
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Texas Texas Agricultural Statistics Service
Virginia Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service
West Virginia West Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service
Miscellaneous National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, American Egg Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
USDA REPORTS

Broiler Hatchery
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1010

Turkey Hatchery
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1176

Cold Storage
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1034

Chickens and Eggs
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1028

Poultry Slaughter
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1131

Feed Outlook
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1273

Oilseed Outlook
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1288

Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Outlook
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/LDP/#data

WAGES AND BENEFITS

Companies involved in the production and processing of poultry provide 1,814,200 jobs that pay $100.2 billion in wages to families throughout the country, generate over $469.6 billion in annual economic impact, and about $32.9 billion in taxes. The poultry industry in the United States employs as many as 374,063 people across the country and generates an additional 1,440,180 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries. These include jobs in companies supplying goods and services to the industry. These are good jobs paying an average of $55,200 in wages and benefits. And today, every job is important. In fact, in the United States the unemployment rate has reached 5.47 percent. This means that there are 8.6 million people trying to find jobs across the country.


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