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57% Rise in Red Meat Output

57% Rise in Red Meat Output 57% Rise in Red Meat Output

A total of 40,000 tons of red meat were produced in Iran during the month ending Sept. 21 (sixth month of the current Iranian year) to register a 57% rise compared with the similar month of last year.
The output witnessed a 7.8% month-on-month growth.
The Statistical Center of Iran's latest report shows beef accounted for 23,600 tons or 59% of the overall production, indicating a year-on-year increase of 61%.
A total of 12,900 tons of lamb (up 59% YOY), 2,800 tons of goat meat (up 40% YOY) and 734 tons of meat from other types of livestock were produced during the one-month period, accounting for 32.2%, 7% and 1.8% of the total output respectively, SCI reported on its website.
Iran’s red meat production is projected to rise by 2-3% by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2021), bringing the country closer to self-sufficiency, says the deputy agriculture minister for livestock affairs.


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