Meat chicken (broiler) industry. Australia's meat chicken industry, or broiler industry, has a relatively brief history when compared with the other major Australian livestock industries. There are currently more than 800 commercial meat chicken growers in Australia.
The United States has the largest broiler chicken industry in the world with about 17 percent of production exported to other countries in 2018. The United States is the second leading broiler exporter in the world, behind Brazil. The top 3 export destinations (value) in 2018 were Mexico, Canada and Cuba.
A look at the poultry industry in Sussex County Delaware. Photo: Chicken houses in Sussex County Delaware. Sussex County Delaware, the birthplace of the broiler chicken industry, produces more chickens than any other county in the United States and is home to the headquarters of 3 of the Top 20 broiler producing companies in the country.
advantages, the world broiler industry increasingly faces pressure to improve its production methods, with consumers and government citing health, environment, and animal welfare as the areas for improvement. Demand outlook is positive for the Philippine broiler industry because of the continuing
Overview of the Poultry Industry different breeds and varieties of poultry. Of the many different species listed in the publication, very few are used commercially, but it is an excellent reference for birds raised for showing purposes. Most commercial breeds and strains of chickens used for meat and eggs are a product of cross mating,
The National Chicken Council is the trade association, based in Washington, DC, for the companies that raise broiler chickens and make and market chicken products. Member companies of NCC provide about 95 percent of the chicken products on America's table.
The poultry industry in the United States employs as many as 374,063 people across the country and generates an additional 1,440,180 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries. These include jobs in companies supplying goods and services to the industry. These are good jobs paying an average of $55,200 in wages and benefits.
In the 1920s-1930s, broiler production was initiated in locations such as the Delmarva Peninsula, Georgia, Arkansas, and New England. Mrs. Wilmer Steele of Sussex County, Delaware, is often cited as the pioneer of the commercial broiler industry. In 1923, she raised a flock of 500 chicks intended to be sold for meat.
Assessing the Growth of U.S. Broiler and Poultry Meat Exports The United States is the world's second-largest broiler meat exporter, and exports are a valuable source of income for the industry. ERS examines factors affecting the growth in broiler meat exports, focusing on several major markets.(LDPM-231-01, November 2013)