Livestock and Dairy Products

Livestock and Dairy Products

Livestock is highlighted by livestock tradition of our region and wide grasslands. The livestock, one of the most important sources of income for our region, has a great importance by providing that employment, providing source to nutrition and many other industries.

By the impact of the increase in the state support in recent years, an improvement is observed in our region for the establishment of large-scale enterprises from the traditional farming methods. In thıs case, the sector has contributed positively to the development due to the implementation of modern farming methods and providing an increase in productive race.

Livestock has a great potential in the province's economy since pasture that forms half of the total land. Livestock breeding is mostly in sheep, goats and the cattle breeding. Beekeeping and honey production is also one of the important activities.

Although the economy of Solhan is based on agriculture and livestock, in recent years, the economy of the district has been gaining diversity with new investments such as water packaging, dairy processing, and furniture production.

Meadows, pastures and plateaus spread throughout the district, and also it constitutes a strip extending Şerafettin Mountains in the north of the district. The high plateaus located here have been rented to nomads throughout the year. The economy of Karlıova is mainly based on animal husbandry. Pasture farming is widespread; livestock are performed in very small amounts. The dried herbs in the summer picked to feed the animals are used as feed. The most active trading in the district is purchasing and sale of live animal and animal products.

In the Genç district livestock is carried out as goat farming in the mountain villages, sheep farming in plain village and dairy farming.  Recently in the district, it has been concentrated on the livestock, the projects about the dairy cow breeding, sheep breeding and fodder were implemented; in this context, on the one hand, while providing employment opportunities, on the other hand instead of the low-yielding breeds is intended to encourage the culture of high-yielding breeds.

Adaklı, Kiğı, Yayladere and Yedisu districts, in respect of terrain is especially very suitable for sheep farming and beekeeping. Furthermore, in these districts, walnuts, apples, beans are also produced as agricultural production.

Integrated cattle and sheep husbandry investments come into prominence due to both experience in the industry of our city, and marketing opportunities due to its geographical position, and the advantages of the state support in this area.

5 unit dairy processing plant is located in Bingol since 2014; integrated dairy processing investment is planned by Sütaş company.

Thanks to modern business founded in the province and which continue to be founded by means of the studies within the Fırat Development Agency, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Provincial Directorate and East Anatolia Project (DAP project), the good quality of milk production is provided by creating model businesses.

In addition, due to the work done by the Provincial Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and Cattle Breeders Association, the number of milk collection centers is increasing every day and high quality milk production is provided.

Cattle

Cattle (Domestic)

Year

Total number

Dairy cow number

Mil (tons)

2016

9.156

3.648

4.502,11

2017

8.508

4.044

4.989,85

 

Water Buffalo

Year

Total number

Dairy cow number

Mil (tons)

2016

115

37

42,64

2017

241

64

74,11

 

Cattle (Kültür)

Year

Total number

Dairy cow number

Mil (tons)

2016

40.618

12.352

36.747,97

2017

40.435

13.471

40.076,37

 

Cattle (Hybrid)

Year

Total number

Dairy cow number

Mil (tons)

2016

75.200

24.723

59.335,49

2017

60.743

27.801

66.723,40

 

Total Cattle

Year

Total number

Dairy cow number

Mil (tons)

2016

125.089

40.760

100.628,22

2017

109.927

45.380

111.863,73

 

Sheep and Goat

Sheep (Domestic)

Year

Total number

Dairy animal number

Milk (tons)

Clipped animal number

Hairy (tons)

2016

402.035

213.677

16.026

402.035

649.287

2017

348.551

198.180

14.863

348.551

562.909

 

Goat (Hairy)

Year

Total number

Dairy animal number

Milk (tons)

Clipped animal number

Hairy (tons)

2016

172.805

70.151

7.506

153.154

86.532

2017

150.858

80.131

8.573

150.858

85.234

 

Total Sheep and Goat

Year

Total number

Dairy animal number

Milk (tons)

Clipped animal number

Hairy (tons)

2016

574.840

283.828

23.532

555.189

735.819

2017

499.409

278.311

23.436

499,409

648.143

 

Poultry

Animal

Laying hen

Duck

Turkey

Goose

Broiler

Year

Current number

Current number

Current number

Current number

Current number

2016

102.325

4.158

36.505

9.067

1.680.000

2017

104.420

3.658

32.792

8.592

288.000