Close to 5000 North Carolina families produce poultry on their farms, with another 25,000 directly employed in some aspect of poultry production or processing.


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National Chicken Council

North Carolina Department of Agriculture

NC State Extension

International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo

NC State University College of Engineering Industrial Extension Division

National Turkey Federation

NC Agricultural Statistics

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Poultry Facts

  •   The Poultry Industry's Economic Impact for NC is $37.28 Billion
  •   The Poultry Industry creates over 146,125 Jobs for North Carolinians
  •   Poultry is the #1 Agricultural Industry in North Carolina
  •   North Carolina is ranked #2 Nationally in Total Turkey Production
  •   North Carolina is ranked #3 Nationally in Total Poultry Production
  •   NC Poultry makes up 41.8% of North Carolina's Total Farm Income
  •    Over 5,700 Farm Families produce Poultry & Eggs in North Carolina.
  •    North Carolina Poultry Economic Impact Report (Click to view).

Video Links:

"Poultry and the Hormone Myth" (Short Version 2:45)
"Poultry and the Hormone Myth" (Long Version 4:44)

Other Important Links:

www.chickencheck.in/ focuses on poultry production: A Day in the Life, Farm to Table, F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions), and Safety and Handling Tips.
www.ChickenRoost.com focuses on the poultry product International Production and Processing Expo (www.ippexpo.org/)
National Chicken Council (www.eatchicken.com)
National Turkey Federation (www.eatturkey.com)
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (www.uspoultry.org)

View economic data across the poultry industry by company type, consumption, export volume and production on USPOULTRY's
Economic Data page.