Turkey: Livestock Semi-annual

The number of cattle in Turkey is estimated to grow 1.2 percent in 2020 to 18.1 million animals due to favorable government subsidies and continuing feeder cattle imports albeit at a lower volume. The Turkish livestock sector has been facing many challenges such as a lack of cohesive planning, marketing difficulties, and high input costs dependent on imports. Feed is the major cost for Turkish livestock operations accounting for almost 60 percent of total production costs.

Turkey: Livestock Semi-annual