WHO WE ARE
TPA's mission statement: To be the single, collective voice for the Tennessee commercial poultry
sector in support of promoting education, policy and public relations for the sustainment of our industry.
The Tennessee Poultry Association works in partnership with the broiler and primary breeder poultry companies,
growers, universities, UT Extension, TN Department of Agriculture and the associated agri-businesses to promote,
protect, and enhance the commercial poultry industry in the state.
TPA is very proactive in monitoring and addressing regulatory and legislative concerns and serves as a
clearinghouse for information and resources to the Tennessee poultry industry. TPA annually hosts various
educational seminars and workshops for growers, service techs, and the entire industry regarding the latest in
best management practices.
Members receive complimentary subscriptions to the Poultry Times bi-monthly magazine and to TPA's electronic
quarterly newsletter. Grower member families are also eligible to apply for one of TPA's annual college
scholarships. All members and their families are invited to the annual meeting that is typically held on a
Friday in August in Nashville, followed by various social and fundraising events.
To request more information or to become a member, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (931) 225-1123.
TENNESSEE POULTRY INDUSTRY FACTS
The poultry industry in TN has an overall economic impact of $6.55 billion, provides for over 27,000
direct and indirect jobs, and accounts for over $438 million paid annually in state and federal taxes.
TN ranks 13th nationally for broiler production and processing over 6 million birds per week at its 5
plants located in TN.
- Cash receipts for broilers total over $544 million annually. (2014 TDA; 2013 USDA stats)
TN is a leading state for primary breeders, having a unique and significant presence represented by all
3 of the global leaders in poultry genetics.
Aviagen, Inc., Cobb-Vantress, Inc., and Hubbard, LLC have major operations located in TN. These 3
companies combined contribute over 98% of the poultry genetics world-wide.
Cash receipts for primary breeding stock (parent stock and grandparent stock) contributes another
$250 million annually. (2014 TPA survey)
With combined annual cash receipts of over $794 million, the commercial broiler and breeder industry
in TN would therefore consistently rank 2nd among all agriculture commodities.
- TN has over 1650 commercial broiler and breeder houses located on more than 550 family farms across the state.
- The TN poultry industry is proud to do its part to help feed the world in such a significant and wholesome manner.
TN poultry producers are additionally proud to do their part in protecting water quality and soil health through
best management practices, and by complying with the rules and regulations set forth by TDEC in compliance with
EPA's Clean Water Act.