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Structural analysis of domestic meat supply on development regions

Chetroiu, Rodica (2017): Structural analysis of domestic meat supply on development regions. Published in: "Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania" , Vol. 8, No. ISSN 2285-6803, ISSN-L 2285-6803 (16 November 2017): pp. 2-7.

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he paper contributes to market research in the agri-food sector, by analyzing the structure of domestic meat supply from slaughtering, by species (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry) at national level and on the eight development regions. Also, for each species presented, the study deepens the age or production categories that are the subject of the meat offer. Thus, at the country level, pigs and poultry provide the largest share of the meat supply, each representing 39% of total, cattle provide 14% of the offer, sheep 7% and goats only 1%. At species level, calves and other young cattle represent the largest part of the cattle supply (67%), and for pigs, almost all pork is provided by animals over 50 kg (99.89%). In the sheep species, lambs provide 67% from slaughtering, and in goats, kids represent 97% of the meat supply of their species. Poultry slaughterings include hens, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and other poultry, of which chickens provide the largest share of poultry meat supply (64.8%). At the level of development regions, the most of cattle slaughterings are done in the North-East Region, the West Region occupies the first place in pork slaughterings, the South Eastern Region has the largest sheep and goat meat offer, and the South-Muntenia Region provides the largest quantity of poultry meat.

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