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NC Commercial Poultry Agricultural Facts and Statistics

Information from the North Carolina Poultry Federation on NC Commercial Poultry

Poultry is the#1 Agricultural Industryin North Carolina. The poultry industry's economic impact for NC is approximately $39.76 billion annually. Over 5,700 Farm Families produce Poultry & Eggs in North Carolina. The Poultry Industry creates over148,350 Jobs for North Carolinians.

Here are some statistics from the 2020 Ag Statistics Book.

  • North Carolina is the #1 state in the nation for all poultry cash receipts generating approximately $4.74 billion/year.

  • Poultry makes up 44.2% of North Carolina's total agricultural farm income.

  • We are the 2nd state in turkey production with approximately 31 million birds/year.

  • We are the 4th state in broiler production with approximately 916.1 million birds/year.

  • We are the 6th state in egg production value generating approximately $451.5 million/year.

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We highly recommend that you contact us by email, so we can more easily provide you the information you are requesting. You can also contact us by phone. Calls will be returned within 2 business days.


Phone: (919)-707-3250 Press 2 for poultry (919)-707-3365

Address Attn: Veterinary Division, Poultry Health Programs 1030 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1030


NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. Michael Martin - State Veterinarian

Mailing Address: 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030

Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 707-3250 Fax: (919) 733-2277

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