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)
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Chicken (Individual) Boneless, trimmed (edible) weight, pounds per capita per year.
Top Five Turkey Consumption Countries (2013)
(In kilograms per capita)
Source: American Egg Board Source: USDA/Economic Research Service Source: National Turkey Federation
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, 2014 (tons) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA FAS

SLAUGHTER

Young Meat Chickens Slaughtered in 2014

State Number Liveweight Average Weight
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds Pounds
Georgia 1,253,377 7,217,428 5.8
Alabama 1,011,526 5,740,316 5.7
Arkansas 871,349 5,415,434 6.2
North Carolina 755,864 5,790,438 7.7
Mississippi 704,662 4,363,416 6.2
Texas 592,920 3,592,212 6.1
Missouri 443,712 2,124,806 4.8
Virginia 333,817 1,843,384 5.5
Delaware 332,908 2,361,710 7.1
Kentucky 299,390 1,667,046 5.6
Tennessee 296,381 1,557,017 5.3
South Carolina 277,300 1,985,109 7.2
California 243,959 1,490,809 6.1
Louisiana 196,340 1,159,057 5.9
Maryland 145,858 786,839 5.4
Oklahoma 134,120 878,825 6.6
West Virginia 114,275 444,455 3.9
Pennsylvania 110,831 611,771 5.5
Ohio 76,204 430,832 5.7
Florida 63,405 366,693 5.8
Indiana 60,616 268,161 4.4
Washington 51,538 314,607 6.1
Wisconsin 51,462 216,668 4.2
Minnesota 50,736 303,046 6
New York 22,873 114,758 5
New Jersey 1,286 6,215 4.8
United States 8,522,427 51,204,575 6.01

Source: USDA NASS, Poultry Slaughter 2014 Summary

PRODUCTION

Poultry Production and Value 2014 Summary

Value of Production and Sales Up 9 Percent
The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2014 was $48.3 billion, up 9 percent from $44.4 billion in 2013. Of the combined total, 68 percent was from broilers, 21 percent from eggs, 11 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

U.S. Value of Broiler Production Up 6 Percent
The value of broilers produced during 2014 was $32.7 billion, up 6 percent from 2013. The total number of broilers produced in 2014 was 8.54 billion, up slightly from 2013. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2014 was 51.4 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2013.

U.S. Value of Egg Production Up 17 Percent
Value of all egg production in 2014 was $10.2 billion, up 17 percent from $8.68 billion in 2013. Egg production totaled 99.8 billion eggs, up 2 percent from 97.6 billion eggs produced in 2013.

U.S. Value of Turkey Production Down 10 Percent
The value of turkeys produced during 2014 was $5.30 billion, up 10 percent from the $4.84 billion the previous year. The total number of turkeys raised in 2014 was 238 million, down 1 percent from 2013. Turkey production in 2014 totaled 7.22 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the 7.28 billion pounds produced in 2013.

U.S. Value of Sales from Chickens Up 10 Percent
The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2014 was $96.6 million, up 10 percent from $87.9 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2014 totaled 188 million, up 1 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

Source: USDA/NASS


Broiler Production and Value - States, United States, and 19 State Total: 2014
[Annual estimates cover the period December 1 previous year through November 30. Broiler production including other domestic meat-type strains. Excludes States producing less than 500,000 broilers. ]

State Number Produced Pounds Produced Value of production
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds 1.000 dollars
Georgia 1,324,200 7,547,900 4,808,012
Alabama 1,061,500 6,050,600 3,854,232
Arkansas 969,800 6,012,800 3,830,154
North Carolina 795,200 6,043,500 3,849,710
Mississippi 727,200 4,508,600 2,713,304
Texas 591,800 3,550,800 2,871,978
Kentucky 308,000 1,724,800 2,261,860
Missouri 288,500 1,384,800 882,118
Maryland 287,800 1,554,100 989,962
Virginia 262,000 1,441,000 917,917
Delaware 244,100 1,733,100 1,103,985
South Carolina 232,500 1,650,800 1,051,560
Oklahoma 205,300 1,334,500 850,077
Pennsylvania 181,300 997,200 635,216
Tennessee 180,600 939,100 598,207
West Virginia 95,300 371,700 236,773
Ohio 75,600 430,900 274,483
Florida 66,700 386,900 246,455
Wisconsin 53,400 224,300 142,879
Minnesota 46,800 280,800 178,870
       
Other States 1 546,500 3,204,900 2,041,521
19 State Total 2 8,241,500 49,759,000 31,696,483
United Sates 8,544,100 51,373,100 32,724,887

1 California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, and Washington combined to avoid disclosing individual operations.
2 States in the 19 State Total include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Industry at a Glance
2012 Census of Agriculture


Organic Livestock Report

Nebraska Leads in Organic Poultry Production
The United States had nearly 5,538,011 certified organic layer hens in 2008, along with 9,015,984 organic broiler hens, 398,531 turkeys, and 565,549 unclassified organic poultry animals. Nebraska was the leader in organic poultry production, with 6,501,070 broilers in 2008. California had 848,238 organic broilers coming in 2nd for organic broiler production in 2008.

Source: USDA/ERS


PRODUCTION: EGGS

Top 10 Egg Producing Companies (As of 2014) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Layers Housed (millions)
Source: Egg Industry, 2014


Top 10 Egg Producing States (As of 2014) - 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: 637.75

Ready to cook pounds, millions
Source: Watt PoultryUSA March 2015


PRODUCTION: TURKEYS (2014)* - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

1,000 pounds
Source: USDA/NASS April 2015

PROCESSING

Top Turkey Processors 2014 - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Live weight processed (in millions of pounds)
(
2015 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
Ohio Department of Agriculture
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, Georgia Egg Commission, 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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