Economic Data
COMPANY LISTINGS
Broiler Companies
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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 (2009)
(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, 2013 (tons) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA FAS

SLAUGHTER

Young Meat Chickens Slaughtered in 2013

State Number Liveweight Average Weight
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds Pounds
Alabama 1,003,830 5,646,593 5.6
Arkansas 887,508 5,323,375 6
California 262,316 1,558,495 5.9
Delaware 317,029 2,255,471 7.1
Florida 63,041 380,881 6
Georgia 1,238,996 7,028,022 5.7
Indiana 58,454 254,308 4.4
Kentucky 302,663 1,645,534 5.4
Louisiana 186,903 1,133,709 6.1
Maryland 140,140 749,003 5.3
Minnesota 48,690 285,261 5.9
Mississippi 708,858 4,326,454 6.1
Missouri 438,710 2,094,218 4.8
New Jersey 1,418 6,799 4.8
New York 21,329 106,982 5
North Carolina 736,927 5,548,645 7.5
Ohio 70,163 404,261 5.8
Oklahoma 137,995 903,594 6.5
Pennsylvania 125,106 698,713 5.6
South Carolina 277,566 1,947,717 7
Tennessee 299,044 1,555,162 5.2
Texas 614,319 3,629,629 5.9
Virginia 320,853 1,738,493 5.4
Washington 53,271 325,118 6.1
West Virginia 114,144 455,393 4
Wisconsin 50,539 210,753 4.2
United States 8,503,750 50,357,757 5.92

Source: USDA NASS, Poultry Slaughter 2013 Summary

PRODUCTION

Poultry Production and Value 2013 Summary

Value of Production and Sales Up 15 Percent
The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2013 was $44.1 billion, up 15 percent from $38.2 billion in 2012. Of the combined total, 70 percent was from broilers, 19 percent from eggs, 11 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

U.S. Value of Broiler Production Up 24 Percent
U.S. value of broilers produced during 2013 was $30.7 billion, up 24 percent from 2012. The total number of broilers produced in 2013 was 8.52 billion, up 1 percent from 2012. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2013 was 50.6 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2012.

U.S. Value of Egg Production Up 8 Percent
Value of all egg production in 2013 was $8.50 billion, up 8 percent from $7.85 billion in 2012. Egg production totaled 95.2 billion eggs, up 2 percent from 93.3 billion eggs produced in 2012.

U.S. Value of Turkey Production Down 11 Percent
U.S. value of turkeys produced during 2013 was $4.84 billion, down 11 percent from the $5.45 billion the previous year. Turkey production in 2013 totaled 7.28 billion pounds, down 4percent from the 7.56 billion pounds produced in 2012.

U.S. Value of Sales from Chickens Up 11 Percent
U.S. value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2013 was $87.9 million, up 11 percent from $79.1 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2013 totaled 185 million, up 3 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

Source: USDA/NASS


Broiler Production and Value - States, United States, and 19 State Total: 2013
[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
Alabama 1,048,600 5,872,200 3,558,553
Arkansas 996,400 5,978,400 3,622,910
Delaware 215,600 1,530,800 927,665
Florida 64,400 392,800 238,037
Georgia 1,334,600 7,607,200 4,609,963
Kentucky 309,000 1,668,600 1,011,172
Maryland 305,200 1,617,600 980,266
Minnesota 48,100 283,800 171,983
Mississippi 734,000 4,477,400 2,713,304
Missouri 277,400 1,331,500 806,889
       
North Carolina 785,500 5,891,300 3,570,128
Ohio 70,100 406,600 246,400
Oklahoma 206,200 1,360,900 824,705
Pennsylvania 168,800 945,300 572,852
South Carolina 226,500 1,585,500 960,813
Tennessee 172,800 898,600 544,552
Texas 610,100 3,599,600 2,181,358
Virginia 249,600 1,347,800 816,767
West Virginia 96,800 387,200 234,643
Wisconsin 53,100 223,000 135,138
       
Other States 1 552,000 3,220,600 1,951,683
United States 8,524,800 50,626,700 30,679,781
19 State Total 2 8,222,700 49,008,600 29,699,212

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 2013) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

(Millions of Layers in Production)
Source: World Poultry, Jan. 2014


Top 10 Egg Producing States (As of 2013) - 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: 621.37

Ready to cook pounds, millions
Source: Watt PoultryUSA March 2014


PRODUCTION: TURKEYS (2013)* - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

1,000 pounds
Source: USDA/NASS 2014

PROCESSING

Top Turkey Processors 2013- Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Live weight processed (in millions of pounds)
(
2014 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

Approximately 300,000 people are employed in chicken processing plants nationwide and another 60,000 in feed mills, hatcheries, distribution centers, corporate headquarters and other locations. Wages offered by poultry plants are similar to those paid by competitive jobs in the surrounding community. Currently (2002) the average hourly wage for production workers in poultry slaughter and processing plants nationwide is estimated at $9.76 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Processing companies also offer benefits packages that typically include medical and dental benefits, paid vacation, an opportunity to participate in a 401(K) or similar retirement plan and job-related educational improvement opportunities.


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