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Growth in Poultry, Red Meat Output

Growth in Poultry, Red Meat Output
Growth in Poultry, Red Meat Output

A total of 206,873 tons of poultry meat were produced in Iran’s official slaughterhouses in the last fiscal year’s 12th month (Feb. 20-March 20), indicating a 17% rise compared with last year’s corresponding period. 
According to the Statistical Center of Iran, chicken accounted for 200,367 tons or 96.9% of the overall production while other types of poultry, such as turkey, quail, ostrich and partridge, amounted to 7,153 tons or 3.1% of the overall poultry output during the period under review. 
A total of 54,255 tons of red meat were produced during the same period to register an 11% rise compared with the similar month of last year and a 6% growth compared to the previous month.
Beef accounted for 2,998 tons, or 52.6% of the overall production, indicating a year-on-year increase of 5%.
A total of 21,636 tons of lamb (up 22% YOY), 2,998 tons of goat meat (up 0.1% YOY) and 1,073 tons of meat from other types of livestock were produced during the one-month period, accounting for 39.9%, 5.5% and 2% of the total output respectively, SCI reported on its website.

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