Get The Facts

Did you know that…

  • Iowa ranks #1 in the nation for egg production
  • #1 in egg processing
  • Iowa produced almost 16 billion eggs in 2014
  • Iowa’s chicken layers consume 58 million bushels of corn and 30 million bushels of soybeans
  • Iowa’s egg producers create more than 8,000 jobs annually. $2 billion in total sales, $424 million in personal wages and over $19 million in state tax revenues!

 

General Facts:

  • Iowa has approximately 60 million laying hens
  • Iowa produces enough eggs to provide an egg-a-day for the world for 2 days.
  • An egg-a-day for China for 11 days
  • An egg-a-day for all Americans for 47 days
  • Iowa’s egg farmers add value to Iowa corn and soybeans – 58 million bushels of corn and 30 million bushels of soybeans

 

Industry News:

In an attempt to inform media and the general public about the poultry industry, the Iowa Poultry Association has put together a Media Page. It includes up to date information about disease outbreaks, fact sheets and resources.

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