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 North Carolina Department of Agriculture 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 approximately 800 million broilers, 36 million turkeys, and over 3 billion eggs.
North Carolina currently ranks #2 nationally in turkey production; #3 in total poultry; #4 in broiler production; and #7 in egg production.
News and Links
18 New Poultry Science students this Fall
NC Animal Agriculture Coalition Meets on March 13th to announce new inititative:
“Feed the Dialogue NC”
For more info on the NC Animal Agriculture Coalition click here