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Nomadic Meat Production Expected to Rise 15-20%

Red meat production by nomads in Iran is estimated to increase by 15-20% in the current Iranian year (March 2020-21), compared with last year amid high precipitation that led to the bountiful growth of grass in meadows, according to the head of Nomadic Affairs Organization affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry. “At present, nomads own more […]

Red meat production by nomads in Iran is estimated to increase by 15-20% in the current Iranian year (March 2020-21), compared with last year amid high precipitation that led to the bountiful growth of grass in meadows, according to the head of Nomadic Affairs Organization affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry.

“At present, nomads own more than 9.5 million head of livestock and produce 190,000 tons of red meat per year, which meet 25% of domestic demand,” Karamali Qandali was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

There are 213,000 nomadic households in Iran, which account for 1.2 million of the country’s total population.

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