Poultry

Look What the Chicken Industry Is Doing for Delmarva
2016 Facts about Delmarva’s Meat Chicken Industry

Annual broiler/roaster/Cornish production …………………………………… 594.9 million
Total pounds produced ……………………………………………………………….. 4.12 billion
Number of broiler/roaster/Cornish houses ……………………………………….. 4,700
Broiler/roaster/Cornish house capacity …………………………………………. 122.4 million
Broiler/roaster/Cornish and breeder growers ……………………………………. 1,736
Poultry company employees …………………………………………………………. 14,500
Value of chicks started ……………………………………………………………….$189.7 million
Annual feed bill ………………………………………………………………………$997.1 million
Bushels of corn used for feed …………………………………………………………. 85.4 million
Bushels of soybeans used for feed ………………………………………………….. 35.5 million
Bushels of wheat used for feed ………………………………………………………. 1.8 million
Packaging and other processing supplies ……………………………………. $220.7 million
Poultry company capital improvements …………………………………………… $94 million
Grower contract payments…………………………………………………………….$243 million
Poultry companies payroll, excluding benefits……………………………….. $663.4 million
Wholesale value of broilers/roasters/Cornish …………………………………… $3.21 billion

Prepared by:
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881
302-856-9037
dpi@dpichicken.com
www.dpichicken.org