EghtesadOnline: Deputy Agriculture Minister Morteza Rezaei said standardizing the age and weight of broiler chickens produced in Iranian poultry farms is inevitable and highly important to have a bigger share in international markets.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s per capita chicken consumption has gone up from last year’s 26 kilograms to 28 kilograms at present.
EghtesadOnline: According to data released by the Central Bank of Iran on food prices, a carton of 30 eggs cost 126,000-160,000 rials ($2.7-3.5) during the week to January 19 – up 35.8% compared to the same period last year, ISNA reported.
EghtesadOnline: The government has allocated 1 trillion rials ($24 million) as compensation to chicken farmers for the massive losses caused by the recent outbreak of avian flu across the country, Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran produces over 2 million tons of chicken annually, standing among the biggest producers of chicken in the world, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: C lose to 16,000 tons of chicken meat worth more than 312.96 billion rials ($9.62 million) were exported from Iran during the five months to Aug. 22, figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Veterinary Organization plans to launch a scheme that would potentially discontinue the supply of chicken with high levels of antibiotics.
EghtesadOnline: Around 272 tons of chicken with no antibiotics used in their breeding have been produced in South Khorasan Province in northeast Iran so far in the current Iranian year that started on March 21, director general of South Khorasan Veterinary Organization said.
EghtesadOnline: Chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan were resumed two weeks ago and at present between 4,000 and 6,000 tons of the product are exported every month, the head of Broiler Breeders Union said.
EghtesadOnline: Negotiations are underway to export chicken to Iraq and several countries in the Persian Gulf region, the head of Broiler Breeders Union said.