Check out these chicken facts
- Georgia has 105 counties producing more than $1 million of poultry at farm level.
Source: The New Georgia Encyclopedia
- There are 59 counties in Georgia with one or more poultry related operations.
- Poultry’s annual contribution to Georgia’s economy from farms, processing, further processing and allied industries now exceeds $15.1 billion.
- Georgia has 105 counties that each produces over $1 million worth of poultry annually.
- On an average day Georgia produces: 26.3 million pounds of chicken meat, 7.6 million table eggs, and 5.7 million hatching eggs.
- Since 1997 Georgia has been #1 in broiler production in the US.
Chicken annual per capita consumption in the US is 87 lbs and the world is 24 lbs.
- If Georgia were a country, it would be the fifth largest in broiler production.
- The annual production from an average poultry farm could feed 6.3 million people a delicious chicken meal or more than 22,000 people for an entire year.
Source: Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network
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