Turkey’s red meat production rises in third quarter
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s red meat production rose 0.4 percent to 339,379 tons in the third quarter of the current year, compared with the same period last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Nov. 12.
During the quarter, when the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha was celebrated, red meat production also jumped by 27.4 percent versus the previous quarter, TÜİK noted.
The red meat production consisted of cattle (306,638 tons), sheep (28,539 tons), goat (4,167 tons) and buffalo meat (35 tons), it said.
Between January and September, the country’s red meat production reached 859,023 tons, up from some 830,000 tons in the same period in 2017.
The country produced a total of 1.13 million tons of red meat was produced in 2017.