Broiler Chicken Industry Key Facts 2016

Basic economic measurements include:
Number of slaughter/evisceration plants 186
Number of workers directly employed 280,800
Number of workers indirectly employed 1,339,900
Number of family farms growing broilers and/or producing hatching eggs 30,000
Amount of corn used for broiler and breeder feed 1.2 billion bushels
Amount of soybean (meal component) used for
Broiler and breeder feed
500 million bushels
Amount of mixed feed used 57.2 million tons
Wholesale value of shipments of industry $60 billion
Consumer expenditures for chicken $90 billion


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