By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey collected 753,569 tons of cow milk in October, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday.
The amount of collected cow's milk in October decreased by 2.7% when compared to the same month of the previous year, TurkStat said in a statement.
In October, 127,869 tons of drinking milk was produced, down 6% from the same month last year.
Data also showed that cheese production from cow's milk was 57,826 tons, up 4.7% from the same month last year.
"Cheese production from sheep, goat, buffalo and mixed milk was 474 tons decreased by 67.2% when compared to the same month of the previous year," it added.
In October the average fat rate of cow's milk collected by integrated dairies was 3.5%, the average rate of protein was 3.2%.