Chicken meat production in Turkey jumped by 15.1% in September on an annual basis, the country’s statistical authority announced Wednesday.

Chicken meat production amounted to 188,165 tons in September, while turkey meat production rose by 19.3% to reach 5,635 tons, TurkStat said.

The number of the slaughtered chicken was 104 million in the same month, soared by 11.9% versus year-on-year, the institute noted.

It added that the number of the slaughtered turkeys climbed by 22% to 594,000 units over the same period.

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