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National Chicken Month

September 19, 2014

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Profile America — Friday, September 19th. One of our favorite foods is being celebrated — it's National Chicken Month, nicely complementing September's Mushroom and Rice Month. The versatility of chicken — served in numerous ways ranging from Southern fried style to sandwiches to salads — drives a demand that has reached over 8.6 billion birds a year in the U.S. alone. This is almost a 50 percent increase from the broiler production in 1990. Americans eat nearly 39 pounds of chicken per capita annually, over 25 percent of the consumption of all meat, poultry and fish. Georgia is the top producer — followed by Arkansas and Alabama. The result is certainly not chicken feed but a $52 billion a year industry. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov

Sources:
www.nationalchickenmonth.com

http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Commodity_Consumption_by_Population_Characteristics/Food_Intakes_Converted_to_Retail_Commodities_Database/ficrcd_meat.xls annualized & converted to pounds

http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/about-the-industry/statistics/top-broiler-producing-states/

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2011_31VS101&prodType=table NAICS 311615


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: August 28, 2014