Current Situation and Development Strategy of Organic Sheep and Goat Breeding in Turkey

Authors

  • Ayhan Ceyhan Ömer Halisdemir University
  • Vecihi Aksakal Bayburt Üniversitesi, Demirözü Meslek Yüksekokulu Veterinerlik Bölümü, 69400 Demirözü/Bayburt
  • Gürsel Dellal Ankara Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, 06110 Dışkapı/Ankara
  • Mehmet Koyuncu Uludağ Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, 16059 Görükle/Bursa
  • Nedim Koşum Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, 35100 Bornova/İzmir
  • Turgay Taşkın Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, 35100 Bornova/İzmir

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v5i13.1769-1780.1642

Keywords:

Organic, Sheep, Goats, Organic animal production, Development strategy

Abstract

Conventional production methods are widely used in agricultural production in order to provide healthy and balanced nutrition to the growing population in the world. However, the chemical substances used to increase the efficiency and combat against diseases in plant and animal production affects human and animal health by passing to water and soil. Today, consumers around the world, especially in developed countries such as the European Union (EU) countries, the United States (USA), Japan, Canada and Australia are need of consumption of agricultural products that do not harm the environment and do not affect people and animals negatively. Sheep and goat breeding both in Turkey and in the world, organic animal meat and milk production in the consumer's needs to meet the demands is playing an important role. Worldwide, in 2012, the number of certified organic cattle, sheep and pigs are approximately 4.6, 5.6 and 1.0 million head, respectively. 2015 years, the number of organic certified cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry are approximately 3.7, 0.978, 4.5, 0.718 and 31.6 million head, respectively in the European Union (EU) 28 countries. The most significant increase in organic livestock production in Turkey occurred in goat breeding (652.1%), followed by poultry (187.7%) and sheep (22.3%) breeding. Organic milk and red meat production of Turkey has occurred 2.6% and 38.2% of sheep and 6.3% and 1.6% of goats in 2015 year.

Author Biography

Ayhan Ceyhan, Ömer Halisdemir University

Nigde Üniversitesi Bor Meslek Yüksekokulu

Hayvan Yetiştirme ve Islahı

Published

29.12.2017

How to Cite

Ceyhan, A., Aksakal, V., Dellal, G., Koyuncu, M., Koşum, N., & Taşkın, T. (2017). Current Situation and Development Strategy of Organic Sheep and Goat Breeding in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 5(13), 1769–1780. https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v5i13.1769-1780.1642

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