By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's dairy production went down on an annual basis in August, according to the country's statistical authority on Friday.
The amount of milk collected from cows dropped by 7.4% year-on-year to 777,969 tons in August, TurkStat said in a statement.
Integrated dairies produced 112,365 tons of drinking milk, marking a 13.1% drop during the same period.
TurkStat data showed that cheese production from cow’s milk slipped 10.4% on a yearly basis to reach 54,439 tons in August.
"Cheese production from sheep, goat, buffalo and mixed milk was 3,301 tons which increased by 12.6% when compared to the same month of last year," it added.
The country produced 107,264 tons of yoghurt in the month, down 0.2% from August 2018.