Turkey’s chicken meat production rose by 3.6% year-on-year in October, the country’s statistical authority announced Friday.

In the country, while chicken meat production was 188,557 tons in October, turkey meat production soared by 4.6% to reach 5,926 tons, TurkStat said.

The number of slaughtered chicken was 104 million, increasing by 3% in October on an annual basis, the institute noted.

The number of slaughtered turkeys fell by 0.2% to 579,000 units over the same period, it added.

The official poultry production report also revealed that hen egg production went up by 2.1% to reach 1.7 billion units over the

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