Broiler and Egg Production Increasing in Turkey

TURKEY - Broiler and egg production in Turkey is increasing due to increasing domestic consumption and exports to neighbouring countries.
calendar icon 23 March 2012
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The Turkish poultry industry, which ranks among the world’s top twelve producers, is the country’s largest consumer of protein meal and its demand is expected to continue to grow.

The Turkish broiler industry had grown about twelve per cent in 2011, and total production of poultry meat reached 1.7 MMT. Another ten per cent production increase is also foreseen in 2012 due to increased domestic consumption of poultry in response to very high local red meat prices and also increasing exports.

The layer industry also grew in 2011 about ten per cent with total production reaching 14 billion pieces compared to 12.8 per cent in 2010.

Turkey is ranked as the number ten largest egg producer of the world. The layer industry has grown about 50 per cent during the last five years as a result of both domestic consumption and exports increases, states the latest USDA GAIN Turkey Oilseeds and Products Annual.

Both industries have the possibility of even higher growth are constrained by high feed material prices due to the higher commodity prices and problems caused by the new Biosafety Law, which limits the availability of imported feed ingredients.

Although the poultry industry has been growing steadily, the Turkish livestock sector been up and down over the last several years as local milk and meat prices have fluctuated. Since 2010, the Turkish government introduced many incentive programmes to increase domestic livestock production and lower local red meat prices. Accordingly, breeding and feeder cattle imports increased so did number of live stock under feeding.

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