NCSU CALS Prestage Poultry Science -Welcome to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Welcome to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Our Place in NC, the US, and the World 

The NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science is one of 6 poultry science departments in the US.                                                                              

North Carolina produces almost 10% of all US poultry.  Poultry production leads the state's agricultural economy.

  • Recent NCDA statistics show that poultry represents nearly 36 percent of all cash receipts from agriculture.  

  • Conservative estimates place the "farm gate" value of North Carolina poultry products at $3.9 billion. 

  • Annually - North Carolina poultry companies produce
    - about 800 million broilers
    - 36 million turkeys
    - over 3 billion eggs  

  • Nationally - North Carolina ranks
    - Second nationally in turkey production              
    - Third in total poultry
    - Fourth in broiler production                                

    Seventh in egg production  

News and Links

Upcoming seminars: Room 106 Scott Hall 3:35pm

03/10/15  Matthew Livingston: Meat Quality Defects in the Poultry Industry (seminar @ noon)

03/17/15  Braxton Whitaker: The ASPIRE Program 

Dr. Koci featured in CALS Perspectives

USPoultry develops Carbon Footprint and Assessment Tool for Poultry Producers

Collegiate Poultry Judging Team Takes 2nd Place in Division 1

Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Awards this Summer at PSA

CALS Alumni Receive Awards which include Poultry Science Alumni

2014 CALS Alumni Awards

NCPF Newsletter

Economic Impacts:  Chickens; Eggs; and Turkeys


Job Links
Director of Poultry Management - Commercial Egg

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