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 growers,producers, companies, educators, researchers,
universities, state agencies and agri-businesses to promote and protect the commercial poultry industry in the state.
TPA is very proactive in monitoring and addressing regulatory and legislative concerns and readily provides information
and services 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 and biosecurity.
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 the
first or second Friday in August in Nashville, followed by various social and fundraising events.
To request more information or to become a member, e-mail email@example.com or call (931) 225-1123.
TENNESSEE POULTRY INDUSTRY FACTS
The poultry industry in TN has an overall economic impact of 5 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 14th nationally for broiler production and processing over 6 million birds per week
at its 5 processing plants located in TN.
Cash receipts for broilers total over $598 million annually. (2015 TDA; 2014 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 primary breeder operations located in TN. These 3
companies combined contribute over 98% of the poultry genetics world-wide. TN is home to two
pedigree operations (for Aviagen in Crossville and Cobb-Vantress at Dry Creek in Morgan Co.),
two GP/GPP hatcheries (for Cobb-Vantress in Lafayette and Hubbard in Pikeville) and additionally
has growers supporting the GP/GPP hatchery located in Elkmont, AL for Aviagen.
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 $848 million, the commercial broiler and breeder industry
in TN would therefore rank at the top of all agriculture commodities.
- TN has over 1650 commercial broiler and breeder houses located on more than 500 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.