Abstract: This study aimed at determining the meat consumption habits in Erzurum province. To do this, a total of 150 questionnaires was conducted using unclustered one-stage simple random sampling method. The data obtained from the survey was analyzed using Ordered probit model to reveal the factors affecting the meat consumption habits of consumers. The findings suggested that 89.3% of the survey participants preferred meat and that 10.7% preferred white meat. It was determined that the most preferred type of meat was beef (86%), mutton (6%) and goat meat (0.7%), respectively. The form of consumption was 12% with vegetables, 8.7% grilled, 4% in oven. About 69.3% revealed no preference replying, it did not matter. It was found out that 41.3% of the meat consuming families consumed <3 kg of meat a month. According to the results of the survey, it was determined that the ratio of those who found the consumed meat delicious was 86% and that 14% found it tasteless. Meat consumption amount was taken as dependent variable in Ordered probit model analysis. According to the result of analysis, it was found that there was a significant and positive relationship between meat consumption and marital status, monthly income of consumers, popular meat type, hygiene conditions and balanced diet.
Tugba Erem Kaya, Ayse Sezgin, Hediye Kumbasaroglu and Murat Kulekci, 2011. Determining the Meat Consumption Habits in Erzurum Province and the Factors Affecting the Case. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 959-964.