One more Turkish firm quits meat market after govt measures

Earlier, leading meat producers Banvit and Koc firms decided to withdraw the meat market.

One more Turkish firm quits meat market after govt measures

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish company on meat and dairy products on Thursday halted livestock purchase after Turkish government took measures to reduce growing meat prices.

Huseyin Teber, Director General of Saray Ciftligi, one of the leading companies in Turkey on dairy and meat production, told A.A correspondent that start of livestock imports after hike in meat prices caused uncertainties in stockfarming sector.

"Continuation of meat imports caused difficulties for domestic producers," he said.

Teber said, "stockfarming sector can not make plans for future. We can not know how long livestock imports will continue and the level of the prices."

Teber said the markets were not in a good condition and noted the local producers should also be protected.

On April 30, the Council of Ministers authorized EBK to import 16,000 tons of live cattle, and 7,500 tons of cattle meat (fresh or frozen). However, EBK decided to import livestock instead of importing meat.

Earlier, leading meat producers Banvit and Koc firms decided to withdraw the meat market.

Last Mod: 13 Ocak 2011, 13:15
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