Livestock Studies 2019, Vol 59, Num, 2     (Pages: 057-063)

Current Status, Some Yield and Structural Characteristics of Dairy Cattle Production in Muğla Province

Mustafa Kemal Aydın 1 ,Mahmut Keskin 1

1 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, Hatay Viewed : 385 - Downloaded : 222 This study was carried out to identify the current structure and problems of dairy cattle breeding in Muğla province and to fnd out the ways how to solve their problems. Fifty questionnaires with breeders from all the districts of Muğla were conducted for the study. According to the obtained results, dairy cattle husbandry in the region is mostly performed by adults with low education level. At the end of the study, it is seen that dairy cattle breeders prefer Holstein, Brown Swiss and Simmental cattle. Intensive production is preferred in dairy cattle enterprises. The dairy cattle enterprises are mostly face with some problems such as lack of selling their products properly, insuffcient pasture, animal health problems and obtaining cows with high genetic capacity. Keywords : Muğla, dairy cattle, questionnaire, problems