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Many factors are responsible for the rapid expansion of the broiler industry in the United States from 356 million, birds in 1948 to 1,452 million in 1957. This report describes the factors such as larger units of production, greatly improved feeds, better disease control, and increased consumer demand for broilers.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Agricultural Economics | Poultry or Avian Science
Littlefield, E.R., and C.H. Merchant. 1959. Competition among areas in supplying broilers to the New York market. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 582.