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The NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science is one of 6 poultry science departments in the US. North Carolina produces almost 10% of all US poultry.
Poultry production leads the state's agricultural economy. Recent North Carolina Department of Agriculture statistics show that poultry represents nearly 38 percent of all cash receipts from agriculture.
Conservative estimates place the "farm gate" value of North Carolina poultry products at $3.6 billion.
Annually, North Carolina poultry companies produce approximately 800 million broilers, 32 million turkeys, and over 3 billion eggs.
North Carolina currently ranks #2 nationally in turkey production; #3 in total poultry; #5 in broiler production; and #10 in egg production.
Careers available in Poultry Scien
Choosing a career path can be a challenge to students entering college. The poultry industry continues to request graduates from the poultry science program.
Careers range from allied industry technical representatives to veterinary services.
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Links to Chicken, Egg, and Turkey Economics