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Ala. poultry farmers profit from Super Bowl

Jeremy Brown of Brown Family Farm is a third generation poultry farmer. Jeremy Brown of Brown Family Farm is a third generation poultry farmer.
MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) -

Many football fans are getting ready for the big game Sunday and the parties it will create. At those parties will be a lot of chicken wings, which polls suggest will actually beat out pizza as the number one Super Bowl snack. Alabama farmers couldn't be happier.

Alabama's poultry industry has an estimated economic impact of $9.4 billion per year.

"Alabama is the 3rd largest chicken producer in the United States, so it would definitely be a big profit for the state," Montgomery County resident Jeremy Brown explained.

Brown knows a thing or two about raising chickens. He's a third generation farmer at Brown Family Farm in Montgomery County.

He says his farm produces, "a little over 5 million pounds of chicken per year."

Super Bowl weekend, you might eat a wing that came from this farm which is a supplier for Koch Foods in Montgomery."

The National Chicken Council's 2012 wing report says more than one billion wings will be consumed Super Bowl weekend. That's more than 100 million pounds of wings; a big profit for the chicken industry.

"People like to do a lot of eating and consume a lot of chicken, so that's good for our business," Brown said.  

Super Bowl Sunday is just another day on the chicken farm for the farmer. "I won't be watching football, I'll be working. I couldn't see myself doing anything else," he said. "This is what I enjoy doing." 

Brown has a passion for the number one agricultural industry in the state. After all, the Brown Family Farm provides enough chicken to feed 75,000 people a year.

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