November 7, 2016

USDA: Poultry production nearly doubles since 1990

The US poultry processing industry has undergone tremendous growth in the last 25 years, almost doubling production since 1990, the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) said in its Livestock Overview report. In 2015, federally inspected poultry production reached a record 46.3 billion lbs. Ready-to-cook chicken production last year climbed 4 percent to reach a record 40.6 billion lbs., while ready-to-cook duck production was a record 138 million lbs., an increase of 5 percent from 2014, USDA reported. Production of ready-to-cook geese, guineas, squab and other poultry climbed 15 percent to 2.41 million lbs.  Read More

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