Turkey’s red meat production surged in the third quarter of 2019, the country’s statistical authority said on Tuesday.

Turkey produced 443,014 tons of red meat in the July-September period, marking a 30.5% rise year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

The figure for July-September, when the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha was celebrated, was also up 73.4% from previous quarter.

The red meat production consisted of cattle (398,024 tons), sheep (34,726 tons), goat (10,251 tons) and buffalo meat (13 tons).

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