Turkey: Red meat production reaches 1.2M tons in 2019

Red meat output, consisting of cattle, sheep, goat, buffalo meat, rises 7.4% in 2019, official figures show

Turkey’s red meat production reached 1.2 million tons in 2019, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Tuesday.

The country’s output increased by 7.4% in 2019, from 1.12 million tons the previous year, TurkStat said.

Production consisted of 1.07 million tons of cattle, 109,382 tons of sheep, 16,536 tons of goat and 73 tons of buffalo meat, according to the official report.

Turkey produced 291,565 tons of red meat in the last quarter of 2019, up 9.5% versus the same quarter in 2018, it showed.

Another TurkStat report released last week indicated that Turkey’s animal production increased by 4.7% to reach 66.6 million mostly bovine and ovine animals.

The country also produced 348.8 million poultry animals — chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese — last year.

Anadolu Agency

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