Chicken Farming History

The chicken farming industry is one of the most successful agricultural industries. The hatchery industry took off in the 1940’s. By 1949 the USDA established the grading program to ensure a consistent quality product. By 1952, specialized chickens called “broilers” became the number one source for chicken meat in the U.S. Integrated processes used technology to make automated systems that made production more efficient.

They also took advantage of pharmaceutical and biological advances to create healthier and healthier birds. By 1954 the National Broiler Council was created to be the industry representative to government bodies.

Poultry inspection mandates and regulation were established in 1959.

In the 1970’s mechanized hatcheries and farms became standard throughout the industry. The 1980’s saw further processing of chicken moving away from selling the majority of chicken carcasses whole. In 1992 Chicken consumption surpassed beef consumption in the United States.chicken-farming-04

SA Series
Packaged Chillers
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
SAE Series
Modular Chillers
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
SAR Series
Split Chillers
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits