The total value of U.S. production from broilers, eggs and turkeys, and the sales value of chickens sold for slaughter in 2015 was $48.0 billion, down 1 percent from $48.4 billion in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) "Poultry – Production and Value 2015 Summary,” released in April 2016. Of the combined total, 60 percent of the value came from broilers, 28 percent from eggs, 12 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

The value of broilers produced during 2015 was $28.7 billion, lower than 2014 by 12 percent. The total number of broilers produced in 2015 was higher than 2014 by 2 percent at 8.69 billion. The total amount of live-weight broilers produced in 2015 was 53.4 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2014.

The value of turkeys produced during 2015 was $5.71 billion, up 8 percent from the $5.30 billion in 2014. The total number of turkeys raised in 2015 fell 2 percent from 2014 to 233 million. A total of 7.04 billion pounds of turkeys were produced in 2015, down 2 percent from the 7.22 billion pounds produced in 2014.


In 2015, the value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) was $101 million, up 5 percent from $96.2 million in 2014. A total of 194 million chickens were sold for slaughter in 2015, up 2 percent from the total sold in 2014.

The value of all egg production in 2015 was $13.5 billion, up 32 percent from $10.3 billion in 2014. U.S. egg production totaled 96.4 billion eggs, down 4 percent from 101 billion eggs produced the previous year.

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