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Syria's Poultry Sector Grows

21 January 2011

SYRIA - The chicken industry in Syria is growing, with eight per cent more birds on farms in 2009 than the year before.

Animal production in Syria witnessed, over the past five years, a noticeable development concerning quantities, and a shift to using modern machines and methods in breeding and production, reports Syrian Arab News Agency.

According to a report issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of domestic chicken in 2009 was 8.3 per cent more than in 2008 and 17.2 per cent more than 2005. The number of farms reached 12,024 in 2009.

The number of birds increased in 2009 to reach 24.4 million birds, compared to 23.1 million in 2008. Egg production amounted to 2.67 billion and chicken meat to 168,426 tons in 2009.

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