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Turkey production on the up

Turkey production has been the star performer in the UK poultry meat sector in the first 9 months of this year.

Total output has been up by 9% overall compared with Jan-Sept 2016, a rise of 10,000 tonnes to 122,000t, according to latest figures from Defra.

Production increased in every month except January and May, while average growth in August and September reached 18%.

The peak month for turkey output in the UK is October, so the next figures from Defra will give a pointer to Christmas expectations.

By Ken Randall

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