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 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

Dr. Mike Williams featured in Perspectives magazine


Congrats to Jenna Scott for "Honorable Mention" for Best Oral Undergraduate Presentation at IPPE.

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

Extension Events

Economic Impacts:  Chickens: Eggs; and Turkeys

New Layer House Options - O'Keefe


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