About National Poultry Day
National Poultry Day is a day to recognize domestic birds that are raised for their meat and eggs—and the farmers that make it possible!
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service > Poultry & Eggs:
“The U.S. poultry industry is the world's largest producer and second largest exporter of poultry meat and a major egg producer. U.S. consumption of poultry meat (broilers, other chicken, and turkey) is considerably higher than beef or pork, but less than total red meat consumption. With almost 18 percent of total poultry production exported, the U.S. poultry industry is heavily influenced by currency fluctuations, trade negotiations, and economic growth in importing markets. The poultry and egg industry is a major user of feed grains.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, January 12, 2022 report “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade,” this is the overview for Chicken Meat (page 2):
“Global chicken meat production for 2022 is forecast at 100.8 million tons, virtually unchanged from October. An improved outlook for U.S. production is generally offset by lowered expectations for growth in the EU which continues to be stymied by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks. Brazil production is raised marginally to a record 14.8 million tons on relatively robust foreign and domestic demand. The outlook for China remains unchanged as large integrated firms are able to weather lower broiler meat prices due to profitability in hatcheries and processing.
“Global chicken meat exports for 2022 are raised 1 percent to 13.4 million tons. Leading exporter Brazil is forecast at a record 4.3 million tons despite a downturn in Chinese demand. The United States is forecast less than 1 percent higher at 3.4 million tons on improved outlooks for major markets (Mexico, Cuba and Angola). Thailand exports are revised lower as its industry continues to recover from COVID-19 spurred labor constraints and reduced shipping container availability. However, Thailand shipments will be at a pre-COVID-19 level.”