The Business of Chicken 2017

The business of chicken is a key facet of the American economy and dinner plate. This infographic provides a snapshot into how Americans ate, purchased and raised chicken in 2017.

Americans consumed about 92 pounds of chicken per person in 2017, so it’s no wonder that chicken is the #1 protein in the United States! Getting that chicken from the farm to table takes over 25,000 family farms and nearly 1.2 million people who are directly and indirectly employed by the broiler industry.

Learn more about how today’s chickens are raised in our FAQ section.

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