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Poultry Division

Poultry Division

Poultry Division is composed of farmers across the state involved in poultry production and has active committees in 35 counties throughout Alabama. Polices and programs developed at the county and state committee levels can be implemented into state and national initiatives by the organization. Alabama broiler producers marketed more than a billion birds in 2004, generating cash receipts that amounted to more than $2.4 billion.

Alabama ranks third in broiler production behind Arkansas and Georgia. Alabama’s layer flocks produced 2.1 billion eggs in 2004, resulting in cash receipts of $288 million. Alabama ranks 13th nationally in total egg production with more than 9.24 million layers in inventory on Dec. 1, 2004. More statistics about poultry in Alabama can be found through the Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service website.

Alabama Farmers Federation Poultry Division Committee Members

Russ Durrance
Poultry Division Director
(334) 612-5181

Joe Murphy
Pike County

Chris Upchurch
1st Vice Chair
Clay County

Greg Edwards
2nd Vice Chair
Russell County

Chase Bradley
Monroe County

Mark Byrd
Morgan County

Corey Hill 
Marshall County

Charles Jernigan 
Geneva County

Ben Johnson 
Randolph County

Dennis Maze
Blount County

Ken Northey
Covington County

Gannon Nunley
Franklin County

Jacob Whitfield
Barbour County

Chad & Heather Grant
OYFF Representative
Butler County