The head of Veterinary Organization of South Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, said on Monday that since the beginning of the Iranian Year (March 20), 320 thousand one-day old chickens were exported from the province to Afghanistan.
Mohammad Asgharzadeh said that poultry farming enjoyed output growth, adding that 701 tons of eggs have also been exported to Afghanistan and Iraq in the same period, which has been zero in the preceding period.
Asgharzadeh said that last year, the province has exported 3,000 partridges to Pakistan.
He added that in the previous Iranian Year, South Khorasan Province exported 1,165 tons of eggs to Afghanistan and Iraq.
He added that in the last Iranian Year, 250 thousand fertilized chicken eggs were exported to Afghanistan as well.
Asgharzadeh said that last year, 850 one-day old ostrich chickens were exported to Uzbekistan for the first time.