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Poultry Industry Growth in Mississippi and Arkansas | Mississippi Ag & Arkansas Ag

Apr 23, 2018, 15:22 PM

Since 1947, AgUp has been proud to serve the two great states of Mississippi and Arkansas. When you think about the depth of agricultural benefits that these two states have offered the rest of the nation throughout history, poultry is one of the first contributions that comes to mind.

With the rapidly growing population, combined with projections of a two-thirds growth in animal protein consumption by 2050, poultry farmers are working hard to ensure that supply can meet demand. Take a look at some Mississippi and Arkansas poultry facts you may not have known until now:

  • Poultry is the largest income-producing agricultural commodity in Mississippi and has been for the past 21 years.

  • Poultry production accounts for 1 in 4 agriculture jobs in Arkansas.

  • Mississippi ranked number 5 in the nation for broiler production in 2016.

  • Arkansas has over 2,400 broiler farms and is second in the nation for total pounds of broiler meat produced, yielding over 5.7 billion pounds.

  • The poultry industry in Mississippi employs more than 25,000 people across the state and generates another 46,885 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries.

  • In 2014 the Arkansas poultry industry was responsible for as much as $34.89 billion in total economic activity throughout the state, creating or supporting as many as 107,999 total jobs.

Here at Mississippi Ag and Arkansas Ag, we know how vital the poultry industry is to these states’ economies and communities. For that reason, we have provided and will continue to provide poultry farmers with the best equipment and quickest service to ensure optimal performance and little downtime.

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Interested in learning more about the poultry equipment we have to offer? Our team here at Mississippi Ag and Arkansas Ag is ready to help at all 15 of our AgUp locations. Talk to our sales professionals about your projects and goals, and they can get you set up with the best solutions. Give us a call at (662) 314-9078 or stop by your local AgUp dealer today.

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