Poultry Studies 2020, Vol 17, Num, 1     (Pages: 035-040)

Traditional Poultry Production and Commercial Production Opportunities in Kastamonu Province

Musa Sarıca 1 ,Nihat Akkalkan 2 ,Kadir Erensoy 1

1 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, 55139 Atakum, Samsun, Türkiye
2 Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı Honaz İlçe Tarım ve Orman Müdürlüğü 20330 Honaz, Denizli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.34233/jpr.725643 - This study was carried out to reveal the structural traits and socio-economic contributions of poultry production in Kastamonu province. In this research, the tendency of producers to switch to commercial production and sustainability of production in existing commercial enterprises were revealed. Due to the lack of broiler integration firms in Kastamonu, all broiler farms started egg production over time. Egg production in commercial enterprises is marketed locally or to other provinces. Structural traits of family or village poultry in the province show similarities with the country. The vast majority of the producers stated that they do not consider the economic return in production; they produce for family needs and hobby purposes. Producers stated that their products are better quality than intensive production in terms of taste, odor and nutrients. However, in traditional production, it has been revealed that chickens can reach all kinds of waste, detergent, septic tank, oil waste, dirty water and diseases cause serious losses. It is stated that hens and roosters are together in production, chickens are produced from naturally produced eggs, and some chickens are purchased. In addition, the fertility of eggs may lead to embryo development in the summer depending on the storage conditions. This production has been shown to be effective for families to access fresh eggs and meat. It is seen that there is not enough expectation for the development and commercialization of the existing production system in the region. The production of other animal products seems more attractive. Especially avian diseases and the negative situation it causes are effective in producers not to prefer this area. In addition, it has been revealed that producers are not willing to direct their capital savings to this area. Keywords : Kastamonu, Village poultry production, Egg yield, Commercial production trends Family poultry production