Turkey collected 730,516 tons cow milk in September, the country’s statistical authority announced on Wednesday.

Cow milk production dropped by 7.3% year-on-year in the month, TurkStat said in a statement.

In September, 112,983 tons of drinking milk was produced, down 5.2% from the same month last year.

Data also showed that cheese production from cow’s milk fell 4.6% on an annual basis to 55,486 tons.

“Cheese production from sheep, goat, buffalo and mixed milk was 2,120 tonnes increased by 20.9% when compared to the same month of the previous year,” it added.

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