Day 134 | May 14, 2014


"Ranging pullets contributes to healthy birds,a management essential for profitable laying house production." 1963 Extension Annual Report. Courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections.

Healthy flocks

1963 saw an eight percent increase in South Carolina egg production with 1,021,000,000 eggs produced. The production of over one billion eggs set a new production record for the state.

Poultry remains a huge portion of South Carolina's agribusiness industry. According to the South Carolina Poultry Association, the poultry industry represents nearly 40% of all agriculture in the state and sales represent $1.5 billion per year. In 2012, broilers, turkeys, and chicken eggs accounted for three out of the top ten commodities in cash receipts.


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