Chicken exports are still suspended
Chicken exports are still suspended. The director of the National Union of Broiler Poultry Farmers announced that in order to resume chicken meat exports, we are seeking meetings with traders and forecasting export incentives from the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture and the Agricultural Sector Development Support Fund, and we can export up to 250,000 tons of chicken meat to neighboring countries. And export around Iran.
In an interview with ISNA, Mohammad Ali Kamali Sarvestani said: “Iran’s neighboring countries, from Arab countries to Central Asian countries, have a capacity of about three million tons per year to import chicken meat, but Iran’s share is always small and our exports to Iraq are about 90,000 to 120.” A thousand tons and a small part have been sent to Afghanistan.
He added: “Since September of last year, the export of Iranian chicken meat has practically stopped, about 70,000 tons remained and we could not reach the forecast of 120,000 tons of exports of this product. Let’s resume Persian chicken.
The CEO of the National Union of Broiler Poultry Farmers continued: “We are currently seeking meetings with exporters and traders, and the necessary coordination has been made with the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture so that we can regain lost markets, and on the other hand with the support fund of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture.” Meetings have been held to define export incentives so that we can support more exports because a country like Turkey, which seems to be infected with super-acute avian influenza like other countries, did not declare the disease and was able to do so in a situation where Iran could not export. Export to capture a large part of the Iranian chicken market in neighboring countries such as Iraq.
Kamali Sarvestani said: “Considering the existing potentials and capacities, we can export up to 500,000 tons of chicken meat annually in case of increased production and 250,000 Tomans with the current production capacity and potential to neighboring countries, because the existing production capacities of this product are based on The basis of produced licenses is about 3 million and 800 thousand tons, and at present, due to the lack of demand, poultry farmers themselves are not willing to increase production.
He stressed: “We must be able to control the quality of chicken meat production in terms of carcass weight and production management in terms of quality so that it can be exported, but at present about 10 to 15% of Iranian chicken meat has the potential to This is mainly due to the cessation of exports of this product for several months, but poultry farmers should be careful to create a production line of two to freeze and package it as well as possible, and on the other hand to reduce its weight, because now in the markets The world does not buy more than one kilogram of 200 grams to one kilogram and 500 grams.