According to the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture information
centre, Dr. Alreza Rafiee-Pour, Head of veterinary organization, on the
occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, in regard to the
achievements made in veterinary medicine in the last four decades, has
told: the country’s livestock, poultry,
aquaculture and bee products value about 15 billion dollars, which represent a
favorable food security situation in our country.
Rafiee-Pour also mentioned that production in the areas of
livestock, poultry and aquaculture, with the efforts of veterinary and sanitary
workers and researchers, has increased to more than ten fold in the past four
In the field of animal slaughtering, he added that: the
amount of livestock slaughtered in the year 57 was about 980 thousand, and now
this number has reached 12 million. Head of veterinary organization informed
that an agreement was signed with Brazil and Turkey in order to facilitate
livestock imports between Iran and these two countries.