Iran exports USD810m worth of livestock, poultry products


Iran’s Deputy Agriculture Minister, Hassan Rokni said livestock and poultry products worth USD 810 million were exported from Iran in the first eight months of the current Iranian year which began March 20, 2016. Mr Rokni said around 51,000 tonnes of poultry meat and offal (liver and gizzard) and 477,000 tonnes of milk were exported during the period.

“The volume of poultry exports was higher than the same period in 2015. Meanwhile, milk exports also increased by 3%," he told Mehr News Agency. However, Mr Rokni said egg exports declined due to challenges caused by avian influenza. “Egg exports plunged from 54,000 tonnes to 37,136 tonnes.”


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