The Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI)
The Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI) was formed in 1940 to advance the interests of the poultry industry within the state of Michigan. MAPI is involved in programs that promote and educate the public about the poultry industry, and conducts events that educate the poultry industry.
MAPI supports research that seeks to eradicate or control poultry diseases, research that explores new procedures in the production of poultry and its products, and any affiliated research beneficial to the Michigan poultry industry.
MAPI holds seminars, meetings and educational events that educate local, state and national legislators about the opportunities and challenges that the poultry industry in Michigan faces.
Michigan turkeys are raised by farmers throughout the state whose livelihood is creating a safe and quality source of protein for consumers and businesses in the foodservice market. Most of these turkeys are processed in Grand Rapids at a farmer-owned cooperative.
Michigan turkey facts:
Michigan ranks 14th in the nation in turkey production and comprises 3 percent of the turkey industry by volume
By far Michigan’s leading county in turkey production is Ottawa County, with approximately 70%, followed by Allegan and Muskegon counties. There are also turkey farms in Kent, Oceana, Montcalm and Barry counties.
Michigan turkeys are processed by Michigan Turkey Producers (MTP), a farmer-owned cooperative in the Grand Rapids area. MTP processed 4.7 million tom turkeys in 2012. They have added two farms and expect to process slightly over 5 million birds in 2013.
MTP produces very few whole birds for the retail market. Instead, MTP is a significant supplier to the foodservice industry, which supplies many local restaurants and has a presence in the retail deli case. The entire list of locations and restaurants are located on the website at www.miturkey.com.
Michigan chickens, or broilers, are a lean and healthy source of protein grown by farmers throughout the state. Today, Michigan farmers raise approximately 3.8 million broilers.
Michigan chicken facts:
Most Michigan’s chicken farms produces broilers for processing at Miller Poultry.
Miller Poultry grows antibiotic-free product with no animal by-products (only vegetable feed).
Miller Poultry branded products are in D&W stores around Grand Rapids and Kroger stores on the east side of the state. Visit the website for retailer locations at www.millerpoultry.com.
Michigan’s family-owned egg farmers raise enough eggs each year to supply each Michigander with 23 dozen. Michigan eggs can be found at local diners, large restaurant chains, grocery stores and foodservice entities. These eggs are produced by laying hens in seven farms across the state who are cared for at all times to provide the most nutritious product for you.
Michigan egg facts:
Michigan ranks 9th in the nation in the production of eggs
There are 7 family-owned farms producing eggs in the state of Michigan
Michigan’s egg farmers serve your local grocer, large restaurants, the local diner and the food service industry (liquid eggs). Michigan egg farmers supply eggs to all McDonald’s restaurants east of the Mississippi River.
There are 10.5 million laying hens in Michigan today. This has grown by 50% in the past five years.
Then hens produce 227 million dozen eggs per year. This represents 23 dozen for every person in Michigan.
At retail value, the eggs produced have a value of $350 million
The on-farm investment to produce Michigan eggs is $780 million
The industry directly employs about 1,000 people and creates additional employment for another 1,500 people in related industries, like transpiration, processing, retailing and more
The total economic value to the Michigan economy is $625 million – all from 7 family-owned egg farms
Nationally, each person consumes about 21 dozen eggs a year. With Michigan production of 23 dozen per person, we have a supply of two dozen eggs per person over typical consumption.
To learn more about eggs and for recipes, visit www.incredibleegg.org