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Nebraska Poultry Industry
Egg Industry
Turkey Industry
Broiler Industry

Nebraska Poultry Industry

  • Nebraska's poultry industry currently provides employment for approximately 2,250 workers and pays nearly $44 million in wages and salaries to its employees.
  • Indirectly, the industry supports over 2,600 jobs earning about $76 million in wages and salaries. Most of the 2,600 jobs and the $76 million in wages and salaries benefit rural areas of the state, since major poultry industries are located in rural communities.
  • Directly and indirectly, the poultry industry supports 4,900 jobs that pay $119 million in wages and salaries.
  • The employment multiplier for the poultry industry in Nebraska is 2.2, meaning that for every job created in the poultry industry, the equivalent of 1.2 additional jobs are created elsewhere in the economy.
  • Nebraska exports approximately 40 percent of its poultry products.

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Egg Industry

  • In 1997, cash receipts from Nebraska's egg production were approximately $107 million dollars.
  • Nebraska's egg layers annually consume approximately 210,000 tons of corn and 126,000 tons of soybeans.
  • In 1997, Nebraska produced 2,469 million eggs.

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Turkey Industry

  • Cash receipts from Nebraska's turkey production in 1997 are unavailable to avoid disclosure of individual operations. The last published data for turkey cash receipts was in 1993 when they totaled $17.5 million dollars.
  • Nebraska's turkey population annually consumes approximately 52,500 tons of corn and 32,500 tons of soybeans.
  • Commercial turkey growers in Nebraska are all independent growers who own the Nebraska Turkey Growers Cooperative processing plant in Gibbon, NE, and are also owners of the marketing company Norbest.

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Broiler Industry

  • Cash receipts from Nebraska's broiler production in 1997 totaled $3.1 million dollars.
  • 1.6 million commercial broilers were produced in Nebraska in 1997. Production pounds produced in 1997 were 8.2 million with a unit price of $0.375/pound.
  • Nebraska broilers annually consume approximately 10,000 tons of corn and 6,000 tons of soybeans.

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The above statistics are provided courtesy of the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

 

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