Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc. (MAPI) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing Michigan’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and their young stock network of breeders, hatcheries and pullet growers. MAPI was formed in 1940 by Michigan poultry producers to collaborate on issues facing the industry. Seventy-six years later, we are still farmer-led and working together for the advancement and prosperity of the Michigan’s poultry industry.
Michigan egg, chicken and turkey farmers are committed to providing safe, high-quality and nutritious food for consumers. This starts and ends with healthy and happy birds. Comfortable environments for birds to live in, safety from disease, predators and extreme weather are all components on Michigan farms.
Our farmers take their role seriously to uphold the highest animal care standards. Through comprehensive biosecurity programs, intensive animal care and humane handling & processing, Michigan farmers ensure that their birds are treated ethically at all times.
Michigan poultry farms understand their role in environmental stewardship. For generations, our farmers have followed best management practices for land, air and water. Our poultry producers operate under a number of voluntary and required environmental management standards on both the state and national level.
Our farmers live here, work here, and raise their families here. They care about their birds, their employees and their community. They are invested in the community, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because and their livelihood depends on it!
Michigan Poultry Facts
The Zeeland/Holland area has been a center for poultry activity for over 100 years.
In 1965 there were over 10,000 commercial poultry farms in Michigan. Today there are 45 poultry producers with 90 farms in the state (including hatcheries).
While individual poultry farms have decreased over the years, the number of birds raised in Michigan continually increases over time.
All poultry sectors—egg layers, chickens and turkeys—are projected to increase in Michigan over the next 5 years. That means crop farms and businesses that support the industry will also grow to meet the needs of our expanding farms.
The Michigan Poultry Industry Today:
Meet Allison Brink
MAPI Executive Director
A native of Caledonia, Allison has deep roots in Michigan agriculture, with more than 15 years of experience with Michigan crop and livestock farms. After receiving a degree from Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Sciences, she served as a sales agronomist with Caledonia Farmers Elevator for several years before launching an independent consulting practice in 2005.
Allison is a Certified Crop Advisor and Chair of the Michigan Certified Crop Advisor Program. She is also a Certified CNMP Provider and an NRCS Technical Service Provider. Allison has focused her consulting practice on environmental stewardship on livestock operations – including developing manure management systems plans, assisting with certification under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, and helping farmers comply with requirements under state and federal law.
Allison joined MAPI in 2016 and has put her passion for agriculture to work for Michigan’s poultry producers.
Allison resides in Hamilton, Michigan with her husband Brian and their four children.
West Michigan Pullets, Inc.
Schipper Eggs LLC
Snider Farms LLC
Dr. Mick Fulton, DVM
Michigan State University
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. David Pyle, DVM
Michigan Turkey Producers
Smith’s Turkey Farms
Farm Crest Foods
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch
Sunrise Acres Egg Farms
Michigan State University