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North Carolina is free from HPAI
HPAI was confirmed in Tennessee March 5, 2017
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All N.C. poultry farms should be following
STRICT biosecurity protocols
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2015
NC Poultry Statistics
  • BROILERS (chickens raised for meat) are the top ag commodity in the state, representing more than $3.4 billion in cash receipts for farmers in 2015. 823 million broilers were raised in North Carolina in 2015.
  • North Carolina ranks second in the nation in poultry and egg cash receipts.
  • N.C.’s poultry industry is worth more than $4.9 billion in cash receipts alone.
  • TURKEYS In 2015, N.C. growers raised 31 million turkeys, worth almost $885 million in cash receipts. North Carolina is the second-largest turkey-producing state in the nation.
  • EGGS In 2015, the N.C. egg industry accounted for more than $588 million in farm income. More than 14 million layers produced more than 3.6 billion eggs.

Statistics from the 2016 Ag Statistics Book.

Images

More images and B-roll of chickens can be found on TheChickenRoost.com, a website sponsored by the National Chicken Council.

Videos

B-roll: Avian influenza testing in a laboratory (USDA)

Media Contacts

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Brian Long
NCDA&CS Director of Public Affairs
919-707-3007
Heather Overton
Public Information Officer
919-707-3006
Industry Contacts
N.C. Egg Association
Jan Kelly, Executive Director
Office:  919-319-1195
Fax: 919-319-1196
Cell:  919-614-0940
WWW.NCegg.org
N.C. Poultry Federation
Robert L. Ford, Executive Director
4020 Barrett Drive Ste 102
Raleigh, NC 27609
Office:919.783-8218
Cell: 919.210-1545
Links to national organizations

United Egg Producers
US Poultry & Egg
Egg Safety Center

Subject matter experts

Poultry Experts from N.C. State University Prestage Science Department and College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Donna Carver
Extension Specialist (Poultry Vet)
NCSU, CALS Poultry Science Department
919-515-5526
donna_carver@ncsu.edu

Matt Koci
associate professor of poultry science
NCSU, CALS Poultry Science Department
919-515-5388
mdkoci@ncsu.edu

Edgar Oviedo *
associate professor of poultry science
NCSU, CALS Poultry Science Department
eooviedo@ncsu.edu
919-515-5391

*Fluent in Spanish

Dr. Dennis P Wages
Professor, Poultry Health Management
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
919-513-6282
dennis_wages@ncsu.edu
Dr. Michael P. Martin
Assistant Professor
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
919-513-6330
michael_martin@ncsu.edu
 
Economics: Impacts on the poultry industry

Dr. Tomislav Vukina
Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics
NCSU College of Ag and Life Sciences
919-515-5864
tom_vukina@ncsu.edu

Economic impacts on consumers and state economy

Dr. Michael Walden
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
NCSU College of Ag and Life Sciences
919-515-4671
michael_walden@ncsu.edu

Environmental Questions

View the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's (former DENR) HPAI website

DEQ HPAI/Avian Flu Task Force Leaders

Michael Scott, Division of Waste Management
919-707-8246
Michael.Scott@ncdenr.gov

Christine Lawson, Division of Water Resources
919-807-6354
Christine.Lawson@ncdenr.gov

DEQ Media Contacts

Cathy Akroyd, DEQ Public Affairs
919-707-8234
Cathy.Akroyd@ncdenr.gov

Jamie Kritzer, DEQ Public Affairs
919-707-8602
Jamie.Kritzer@ncdenr.gov

 

 
Diagnostic Testing Procedures or Capacity

Dr. Richard Mock, Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
919-733-3986

 

 

Office of the State Veterinarian
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-707-3250; FAX: 919-733-2277


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