Academia Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, no.Special Issue, pp.215-226, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
Animal existence of Turkey has a significant value in the world but the share of animal production is very low when we look at agricultural production in Turkey. Increasing population in Turkey necessitated the development of animal husbandry in the agricultural sector as well as in every sector. One of the biggest problems in the livestock sector in Turkey is that there are too many small businesses. Small enterprises are not at a level where they can compete with large enterprises due to high production costs, inefficiency and poor quality. Most of the businesses located in the rural area are built by the producers within their own possibilities at a small scale such as 5-10 or 10-50 head. When these enterprises are examined, it is observed that production is carried out without economic consciousness and scientific experiences. It is aimed to establish a cooperative or group farming enterprise model for small farms that do not benefit from rural subsidies in the agricultural sector, to increase the competitiveness of small producers, to improve the rural work force, to protect the environment and small businesses. The aim of this study is to develop and design a sample group dairy farming model in order to increase the production capacity and capital of small-scale enterprises in rural areas. In addition, the socio-economic benefits of this model will provide to the producers will be analysed.