TURKEY, Ankara. Turkey's poultry production and poultry meat and egg production in 2017 have clearly seen a rise compared to the previous year, according to data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
The number of slaughtered chicken in Turkey increased by 3.6% in December compared to the previous month, while it also rose by 11.4% compared to the similar period from 2016. The number of slaughtered turkeys also grew by 54.1% in December compared to the previous month and increased by 22.8% compared to the corresponding month from 2016.
The country's chicken meat production was 185,681 t in December 2017, it increased by 3.6% compared to the previous month and by 11.4% compared to the same month from 2016. The reported turkey meat production for December 2017 was 6,079 t. It rose by 21.4% in December compared to the previous month and grew by 38.8% compared with the similar month from 2016.
Furthermore, the hen egg production reached 1.7 bn. units in December 2017, increasing by 4.5% compared to the previous month and by 6.2% compared to the same month from the previous year. The number of laying hens having reached laying maturity (excluding breeder hens) became 76,748,797 units at the end of 2017.