The size and value of the USA poultry industry can vary depending on the specific data source and time frame being considered. However, according to the USDA, in 2021 the total value of broiler chicken production (one segment of the poultry industry) in the US was estimated to be $23.2 billion. The total value of turkey production in the US was $5.5 billion.

In terms of size, the USDA reported that in 2021, there were an estimated 8.9 billion broiler chickens and 243 million turkeys produced in the US. The poultry industry is also a major employer in the US, with the USDA estimating that in 2019, the poultry and egg industry employed over 590,000 people.

  1. Tyson Foods, Inc. – Tyson Foods is the largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 25%. The company produces a wide range of poultry products, including chicken, turkey, and duck.
  2. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation – Pilgrim’s Pride is the second-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 20%. The company specializes in chicken production and also produces other poultry products.
  3. Sanderson Farms, Inc. – Sanderson Farms is the third-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 8%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  4. Perdue Farms – Perdue Farms is the fourth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 7%. The company produces a wide range of poultry products, including chicken, turkey, and duck.
  5. Foster Farms – Foster Farms is the fifth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 4%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  6. Koch Foods – Koch Foods is the sixth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 4%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  7. Wayne Farms LLC – Wayne Farms is the seventh-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 3%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  8. Mountaire Farms – Mountaire Farms is the eighth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 2%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  9. House of Raeford Farms, Inc. – House of Raeford Farms is the ninth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 2%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.
  10. Bell & Evans – Bell & Evans is the tenth-largest poultry producer in the United States, with a market share of approximately 1%. The company primarily produces chicken products, but also produces other poultry products.

Note: These are the top poultry producers in USA based on market share, but there are many more poultry producers in the USA. These are not the only players in the industry, and the market share may change over time.

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