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.
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Upcoming seminars: Room 106 Scott Hall 3:35pm
02/24/15 Matthew Livingston:
Meat Quality Defects in the Poultry Industry
03/03/15 Coltin Caraway:
Effects of Incubation Conditions andTrace Mineral Source
on Broiler Breeders and Their Progeny
Congrats to the Poultry Science Judging Team who participated in 49th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
Team members from Left to Right: Katie Tyndall; Kate Mccutchen; Angela Harvell; Mack Kennedy; and Dr. Ken Anderson, Advisor.