According to TURKSTAT, the official statistical institute of Turkey, total red meat production was estimated as 271 thousand tones in the 4th quarter. Red meat production decreased by 31.4% according to the previous quarter that Eid al-Adha festival was realized, it decreased by 8.8% when compared with the same quarter of last year. In total red meat production, the amount produced by slaughterhouses was 107 thousand tones. Estimated as about 249 thousand tones cattle meat production decreased by 30.8% according to the previous quarter, it decreased by 3.7% when compared with the same quarter of last year. Also estimated as 15 thousand tones sheep meat production decreased by 34.2% according to the previous quarter, that overall decreased by 48% when compared with the same quarter of last year, TURKSTAT announced.
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