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What is the economic importance of poultry?

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  1. Poultry provides an easy source of protein rich diet from meat and egg.
  2. The various meat products such as canned chicken, sausages, chicken essence and baby food are gaining more and more importance in restaurants and household culinary (cooking) preparations.
  3. Eggs are used in preparing cakes, custard, ice- creams, soft breads, noodles etc.
  4. Feathers (a bi-product of poultry) are in great demand for making pillows and shuttle cocks.
  5. Poultry manure obtained from droppings is a good source of organic manure for the cultivation of crop plants.
  6. Poultry provides employment opportunities to a large number of people.
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