Domestic Economy

Decline in Red Meat Demand Is Hurting Nomad Breeders

Domestic red meat consumption has plunged since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on livestock breeders and nomadic livelihood. 
An estimated 48,900 tons of red meat was produced in official abattoirs in the month ending March 20 up 35% compared with the similar month last year.
The Statistical Center of Iran's in a report shows beef accounted for 27,200 tons or 55.6% of the total production, indicating a year-on-year increase of 49%.
Moreover, 17,700 tons of lamb (up 23%), 3,000 tons of goat meat (up 15%) and one ton of other types of livestock were produced in the month, accounting for 36.2%, 6.1% and 2.1% of the total output, respectively.


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