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