Egg production declines while chicken sees moderate gains in Turkey

TURKEY, 14 November 2018 - The Turkish Statistical Institute has released its findings on egg, broiler and turkey production in September 2018, reporting growth in broilers slaughtered but a slight decline in eggs produced
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Hen egg production was 1.6 billion units.

Hen egg production decreased by 1.9 percent in September compared with the previous month, and increased by 1.1 percent compared with the same month of the previous year.

The number of slaughtered broilers was 94 million and the number of slaughtered turkeys was 557,000 units.

The number of slaughtered broilers increased by 1.7 percent in September compared with the previous month, and increased by 7.4 percent compared with the same month of the previous year. The number of slaughtered turkeys increased by 5.1 percent in September compared with the previous month, and increased by 30.7 percent compared with the same month of the previous year.

Chicken meat production was 165,953 tonnes and turkey meat production realised was 5,892 tonnes

Chicken meat production increased by 2.4 percent in September compared with the previous month, and increased by 7.1 percent compared with the same month of the previous year. Turkey meat production increased by 8.2 percent in September compared with the previous month, and increased by 30.5 percent compared with the same month of the previous year.

According to the seasonally and calendar-adjusted series, chicken meat production increased by 4.7 percent compared with the previous month. According to the calendar-adjusted series chicken meat production increased by 3.7 percent compared with the same month of the previous year.

As reported by the Turkish Statistical Institute

Ryan Johnson

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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