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Arkansas Animal and Forage Resources

The animal agriculture sector includes production and processing of poultry, eggs, beef and dairy products, sheep and goats, swine and other animals. Beef cattle and poultry are companion enterprise on many farms, with poultry providing cash flow and fertilizer for pastures.  

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Direct contribution of animal agriculture to Arkansas' economy:

 

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Poultry

Arkansas is 2nd in the nation for broiler (chicken) production raising over 1 billion chickens per year and is 3rd in the nation for turkey production. 

Learn about poultry 

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Swine

Extension assists the swine industry through educational programs regarding waste management, 4-H swine projects, and feral hogs.

Learn about swine production

Livestock and Forage Links

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