EghtesadOnline: A total of 131,891 tons of poultry meat were produced in Iran’s official slaughterhouses during the seventh month of the current Iranian year (Sept. 23-Oct. 22), indicating a 19% decline compared with last year’s corresponding period.
According to the Statistical Center of Iran, chicken accounted for 129,697 tons or 98.3% of the overall production while other types of poultry, such as turkey, quail, ostrich and partridge, amounted to 2,194 tons or 1.7% of the overall poultry output during the period under review.
A total of 54,455 tons of red meat were produced in Iran's official slaughterhouses during the month ending Oct. 22 to register a 6% decrease in output compared to the previous month and a 4% rise year-on-year.
Beef accounted for 25,151 tons, or 46.2% of the overall meat production, indicating a year-on-year decline of 8%, SCI reported on its website.
A total of 24,464 tons of lamb (up 18% YOY), 3,868 tons of goat meat (down 12% YOY) and 972 tons of meat from other types of livestock were produced during the one-month period, accounting for 44.9%, 7.1% and 1.8% of the total output respectively.