ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4
Written by Songül GÜRSOY

Livestock have always been an important part of agricultural production in Turkey. Chores are tedious and time consuming in livestock production. The main chores in livestock production are the preparation of the animal feed, watering, herding, milking, and cleaning of livestock yards. Therefore, mechanization and automation technologies are very important factors in reducing labor and modernizing of livestock production. The aim of this study is to evaluate the current situation of the livestock mechanization in Turkey, main mechanization problems in livestock production and suggestions for development of mechanization. In this purpose, the current data of Turkish Statistical Institute and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food-Agriculture-Livestock was used to determine the enterprise size according to the number of animals, and the number of machinery per livestock husbandry according to the machinery type commonly used in livestock enterprises. Also, the previous studies carried out on the determination of the mechanization structure of livestock enterprises in different regions of Turkey were evaluated. The results of this study and the previous studies showed that the average size of livestock enterprise is very small in Turkey and the number of machineries per enterprise was very low. The fact that the livestock enterprises was very small prevented the development of mechanization and automation in livestock production and caused costly production. Also, livestock husbandries were not suitable for the development of mechanization. Consequently, it can be said that the Enterprise size according to the number of bovine, sheep and goats and barn construction are very important factors for development of livestock mechanization in Turkey

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