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.
U.S. per Capita Food Consumption - Turkey
(In kilograms per capita)
Source: American Egg Board Source: USDA/Economic Research Service 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, 2015 (tons) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service


Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Chicken Meat, 2015 (1,000 pounds) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.


Source: USDA/Economic Research Service

SLAUGHTER

Young Meat Chickens Slaughtered in 2015

State Number Total Live Weight Average Weight
  1,000 head 1,000 pounds Pounds
Georgia 1,268,345 7,432,381 5.9
Alabama 1,039,857 5,901,039 5.7
Arkansas 889,707 5,744,019 6.5
North Carolina 773,429 6,051,518 7.8
Mississippi 710,263 4,479,489 6.3
Texas 609,601 3,756,688 6.2
Missouri 437,458 2,120,405 4.8
Delaware 347,109 2,517,558 7.3
Virginia 334,821 1,872,917 5.6
Kentucky 299,398 1,748,685 5.8
Tennessee 299,027 1,578,737 5.3
South Carolina 290,541 2,108,127 7.3
California 261,072 1,586,857 6.1
Louisiana 197,710 1,182,314 6
Maryland 157,111 896,557 5.7
Oklahoma 134,823 888,887 6.6
West Virginia 113,637 436,612 3.8
Pennsylvania 111,294 619,003 5.6
Ohio 80,365 450,675 5.6
Florida 66,515 388,360 5.8
Indiana 62,052 278,067 4.5
Wisconsin 51,553 217,164 4.2
Minnesota 50,626 305,285 6
Washington 46,240 306,930 6.2
New York 24,155 121,870 5
New Jersey 1,237 6,271 5.1
United States 8,688,465 53,168,160 6.12

Source: USDA NASS, Poultry Slaughter 2015 Summary

PRODUCTION

Poultry Production and Value 2015 Summary

The total value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2015 was $48.0 billion, down 1 percent from $48.4 billion in 2014. Of the combined total, 60 percent was from broilers, 28 percent from eggs, 12 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

The value of broilers produced during 2015 was $28.7 billion, down 12 percent from 2014. The total number of broilers produced in 2015 was 8.69 billion, up 2 percent from 2014. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2015 was 53.4 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2014.

The value of turkeys produced during 2015 was $5.71 billion, up 8 percent from the $5.30 billion the previous year. The total number of turkeys raised in 2015 was 233 million, down 2 percent from 2014. Turkey production in 2015 totaled 7.04 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the 7.22 billion pounds produced in 2014.

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2015 was $101 million, up 5 percent from $96.2 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2015 totaled 194 million, up 2 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

Value of all egg production in 2015 was $13.5 billion, up 32 percent from $10.3 billion in 2014. Egg production totaled 96.4 billion eggs, down 4 percent from 101 billion eggs produced in 2014.

Source: USDA/NASS


Broiler Production and Value - States, United States, and 19 State Total: 2015
[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 1,061,500 6,050,600 3,845,232
Arkansas 970,100 6,014,600 3,831,300
Delaware 244,100 1,733,100 1,103,985
Florida 66,700 386,900 246,455
Georgia 1,324,200 7,547,900 4,808,012
Kentucky 308,000 1,724,800 1,098,698
Maryland 287,900 1,554,700 990,344
Minnesota 46,800 280,800 178,870
Mississippi 727,200 4,508,600 2,871,978
Missouri 288,500 1,384,800 882,118
North Carolina 795,200 6,043,500 3,849,710
Ohio 75,600 430,900 274,483
Oklahoma 205,800 1,337,700 852,115
Pennsylvania 181,300 997,200 635,216
South Carolina 232,500 1,650,800 1,051,560
Tennessee 180,600 939,100 598,207
Texas 591,800 3,550,800 2,261,860
Virginia 262,000 1,441,000 917,917
West Virginia 95,300 371,700 236,773
Wisconsin 53,400 224,300 142,879
       
Other States 1 546,500 3,204,900 2,041,522
United Sates 8,544,000 51,378,700 32,728,234

1 California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, and Washington combined to avoid disclosing individual operations.

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 2015) - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Layers Housed (millions)
Source: Egg Industry, 2016


Top 10 Egg Producing States (As of 2015) - 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: 661.84

Ready to cook pounds, millions
Source: Watt PoultryUSA March 2016


PRODUCTION: TURKEYS (2015)* - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

1,000 pounds
Source: USDA/NASS April 2015

PROCESSING

Top Turkey Processors 2015 - Rollover graph bars for exact numbers.

Live weight processed (in millions of pounds)
(
2016 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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