Total red meat production was estimated as 260 683 tones in the second quarter as announced in the TURKSTAT release. Red meat production increased by 12.2% according to the previous period, it decreased by 3.4% when compared with the same period of last year. In total red meat production, the amount produced by slaughterhouses was 140 093 thousand tones.
While cattle meat production increased by 10.3% according to the previous quarter with an estimated as 229,227 tones, it decreased by 5.6% when compared with the same quarter of last year.
Thanks to an estimated 22,276 tones of production, sheep meat increased by 19.3% according to the previous quarter, whereas it decreased 2.1% when compared with the same quarter of last year stated by recently released TURKSTAT statistics.