Jan 5, 2016, 7:46 PM
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Golestan province exports 13,000 tons of chicken abroad

Gorgan, Golestan Province, Jan 5, IRNA – Some 13,000 tons of chicken were exported abroad in the past nine months which is 25 percent of country's total chicken export.

Director of Poultry Affairs of Golestan Agricultural Jihad Organization Qodratollah Maqsoudlo said that the export was destined to Iraq registering 18.5 percent growth in comparison with the preceding period.
The director said that Golestan province has capacity to produce 101,000 tons of chicken, which 30 percent is for provincial consumption and the rest for other provinces and abroad.
He added that 8,000 tons of eggs were exported from the province in the past nine months registering 56 percent growth compared to the preceding period.
The official said that Golestan province has 900 units of chicken hatcheries by nominal capacity of 25 million pieces in each period.
Golestan province located in northern part of the country.