Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

Chickens and Eggs in the Economy

Poultry and eggs are a source of tremendous amount of comparatively cheap food of high nutritional quality. Protein is one of the cheapest and very high quality.

United States Poultry Statistics

Value of production (in billions of dollars)


1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Poultry and Egg 15.0 16.9 17.8 18.7 19.5
Broilers 9.2 11.0 11.4 11.8 12.2
Eggs 3.4 3.3 3.7 4.1 4.4
Turkeys 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
Chickens 0.083 0.076 0.086 0.080 0.084

Consumption Per Person


1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Eggs (No.) 255 236 237 235 236
Chickens (lbs.) 58 70.3 71.5 70.3 71.6
Turkey (lbs.) 12 17.9 18.0 17.9 18.5
Total poultry (lbs.) 70 88.2 89.5 88.2 90.1
Beef (lbs.) 79 65.1 67.5 67.4 67.7
Pork (lbs.) 62 52.4 53.1 49.1 49.1
Lamb, mutton, veal (lbs.) 3 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.3
Total red meat (lbs.) 144 119.8 122.7 118.4 119.1
           

Total Consumption


1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
No. layers (million) 270 265 260 258 250
No. eggs (billion) 70.6 74.2 74.0 73.9 73.7
Broilers (billion) 6.4 6.8 7.0 7.3 7.5
Turkeys (million) 269 287 289 293 297
           

Illinois Poultry Statisitcs

Value of production (in millions of dollars)


1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Poultry and Egg 61.8 73.1 75.2 75.5 86.3
Broilers --- --- --- --- ---
Eggs 32.0 40.0 41.0 43.4 51.8
Turkeys 29.3 32.5 33.7 31.5 33.9
Chickens 0.48 0.64 0.47 0.55 0.60

Total Consumption


1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
No. layers (million) 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.2
No. eggs (million) 825 807 768 762 902
Broilers --- --- --- --- ---
Turkeys (million) 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.3
           

 

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