Turkish poultry output declines in Q1

Turkey’s poultry production decreased on an annual basis in the first quarter of this year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Wednesday.

The country produced 528,968 tons of chicken meat this January-March, down 3.5% year-on-year, TurkStat said.

Turkey’s hen egg production fell 3.9% on a yearly basis to 4.9 billion units in the first three months of this year, data showed.

The number of chickens slaughtered was down 7% compared with the same quarter of last year, reaching 289 million units, TurkStat said.

The country’s turkey meat production decreased by 24.3% in the January-March period compared with the same period of the last year to 10,615 tons.

Sourc:e: Anadolu Agency