A very informative look at the scope of the poultry industry in Oklahoma, especially in the Illinois River watershed counties of Adair, Cherokee and Delaware Counties.
Take aways of this article:
-As of August 2018, there were 2433 permitted poultry houses in Oklahoma capable of housing over 59 million birds according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry.
-Three companies dominate the poultry integrator market in Oklahoma: Simmons Foods, Tyson Foods and OK Foods
Poultry operations in northeastern Oklahoma in the Lake Tenkiller and Eucha/Spavinaw watersheds total have a capacity of 15.2 million birds at any one time (nearly eight-million birds in the Lake Tenkiller watershed)