About Our Industry
The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) represents more than 1,000 egg, chicken and turkey farmers across the state. Ohio's egg and poultry farmers are committed to providing safe, high-quality, and affordable food products for families across the state and nation, and are integral members of their local communities. In addition, these farmers are dedicated to providing excellent care to their flocks and being responsible stewards of the land, air and water surrounding their farms.
Food and agriculture, Ohio's No. 1 industry, employs 1 in 8 Ohioans and adds $124 billion to the state's economy. Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farming companies contribute more than $4.9 billion to that number and provide valuable jobs and economic benefits to the state's rural communities.
Each year, Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farms contribute:
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EGG, CHICKEN AND TURKEY NUTRITION & SAFETY
Eggs, chicken and turkey each offer their own unique nutritional benefits, but they all are high-protein, vitamin-rich and affordable. The first step to making smart, healthy eating decisions is becoming educated on the nutritional benefits of the foods incorporated in your diet.
The protein found in eggs is so high quality, it is used as the standard by which all other protein sources are comparedLearn more
Eggs contain 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids, all for 70 caloriesLearn more
Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a nutrient most Americans aren't getting enough of that is important for brain healthLearn more
Chicken is the No. 1 consumed protein in the U.S. Each year, Americans consume more than 95 pounds of chicken annually per capitaLearn more
A 3-ounce cooked serving of boneless, skinless chicken breast contains 31 grams of protein and less than 4 grams of fat, all for just 165 caloriesLearn more
Chicken provides under-consumed nutrients, including magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, and Vitamins A, D and ELearn more
Turkey is high-protein, low-fat, low-calorie and fits easily into any healthy meal planLearn more
A 3-ounce serving of roasted turkey breast contains 26 grams of protein and just 1 gram of fat, all for 120 caloriesLearn more
Turkey is an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitaminsLearn more
Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farmers take extensive measures on their farms to ensure the food
products they produce are safe and of the highest quality for families, but food safety is a shared
Click here to learn how to safely handle, cook and store eggs, chicken and turkey products at home.
For delicious recipes featuring eggs, chicken and turkey, check out the following websites: