Poultry products are more generally produced than any other farm commodity. According to the 1925 Agricultural Census, nine out of ten farms have chickens and in South Dakota the percentage is even larger. Eggs have been for generations and are still a common medium of exchange. Every day, eggs are being bartered for groceries and other necessities of the farm home. The industry has grown remarkably in the past quarter century. At present it ranks fifth in value to the American farmer, a billion and a quarter industry. The consumption of poultry products has increased more rapidly than the population. In 1879 the per capita production of eggs was approximately 9.4 dozen compared with 16.6 dozen in 1925, an increase almost two times as great as the population increase.
poultry economics, marketing poultry, turkey marketing
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Stevenson, G.L., "Marketing of Poultry Products" (1929). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 243.