Cow milk yields drop in Turkey in 2017

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Last year, cow milk yields in Turkey dropped compared to 2016, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Feb. 13.

Yields fell from 9.2 million tons in 2016 to 9.1 million tons in 2017, it said.

During the year, cheese production from cow’s milk rose 3.8 percent to 662,215 tons, but yogurt production inched down 0.04 percent to 1.1 million tons.

Also releasing figures from December 2017, TÜİK said cow milk yields from that month rose 10 percent year-on-year to 812,046 tons.

TÜİK data also showed that drinking milk production by integrated dairies totaled 158,689 tons in December 2017, up 12.6 percent from December 2016.

Cheese production from cow milk totaled 57,695 tons, up 6.5 percent year-on-year.

Cheese production from sheep, goat, buffalo and mixed milk hit 359 tons, soaring 37.4 percent over December 2016.

Yogurt production rose 3.5 percent year-on-year in December 2017 to 93,559 tons.

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