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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1685-1688
A Case Study of Increasing Income of Dairy Cattle in Rural Area in Western Part of Turkey
O. Murat Kocturk
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the results of government supported dairy cattle farming production in rural area. The project was conducted by a co-operative. All members of co-operative are women. The research was carried out in Izmir’s Kiraz country Yaglar village. Forty eight partners of the 100 partners co-operative were interviewed and the data collected were analyzed. While, the number of animals of 16 companies dealing with dairy farming was 6 on average before the co-operative, the average number of animals is 8.93 after the cooperative. While, the dairy milk yield 73 L on average, this rate went up to 117.7 L for 48 dairy farms. The annual income of members of the cooperative before the project was $2831.8 an average, this amount raised to $5324.1 after the project increasing 53.18%. Dairy farming project carried out by co-operatives have resulted positively in terms of villagers life standards and income growth in areas, where land allocation is not well-balanced and not adequate. In this manner, migration from rural to urban areas has been reduced to a certain extent and production and income growth in rural areas have contributed positively to both farmers and national economy.
How to cite this article:
O. Murat Kocturk , 2009. A Case Study of Increasing Income of Dairy Cattle in Rural Area in Western Part of Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 1685-1688.