Poultry

Missouri’s poultry and egg production sector accounted for 1.4 billion dollars or approximately 30% of the state’s annual value contributed by all livestock according to the 2016 “Missouri Agriculture Economic Impact” released by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Of this, broiler chickens accounted for 57% or approximately 590 million, turkeys 29% (280 million) and eggs 10% or slightly over 100 million.

Turkey production ranked 4th in the nation in 2004 with 21.5 million turkeys and the state is also home for a substantial turkey hatching egg industry. There are three turkey slaughter plants in Missouri and six broiler chicken processing plants located in southwest, southeast, and central Missouri.

Resources

Poultry Guide Sheets