Providing Red Meat Need in Turkey

Karakuş K., Çelikyürek H., Aygün T.

I. International Agricultural Science Congress, Van, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2018, pp.199

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Van
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.199
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract: In the past years, Turkey is known as the agricultural country and exports meat but it is now inadequate in meat production. If red meat imports continue, milk imports will also be inevitable. Livestock population migrated to cities and came to the point of leaving production. Consideration of the production of meat and milk together, the increase of meat production in each region of the country, especially the increase in the number of small ruminants, and accordingly, the weight of carcasses per animal should be raised. For beef production; the import of butchery animal must be abandoned. For breeding material, cross breeds of domestic races and combined breeds should be used. The organization should urgently be made for the production and the marketing in the sector. Also, employees should be under social security. In small and medium sized enterprises, state economic institutions and state support are essential for input, production and marketing. Red meat consumption habits should be determined on a regional basis. This will also change the production habits. In the forming of agricultural policies, it is important that all the breeders and units concerned are actively involved.