Chicken feet bring profit to Turkey poultry producers
Poultry companies based in Turkey are now earning
profits by exporting chicken feet.
Chicken feet are generally not consumed in Turkey and so this "waste
product" from poultry production serves no purpose in the country. It is for
this reason that companies in the region are exporting them elsewhere.
In 2007, $17 mln of Turkey's total of $105 bln came from chicken feet
exports, mostly to China.
â€œChicken feet are considered as waste in Turkey,â€ said the president of the
Aegean Livestock Fishery Products Exporters' Association, Sinan KÄ±zÄ±ltan.
â€œBut now chicken farmers have the opportunity to export these products to
Far Eastern countries.â€ If chicken feet are considered solely as waste and are
not exported, disposal costs the producer, said KÄ±zÄ±ltan, so it makes even more
sense to export.
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