A Practice for Performance Determination of Small Ruminant Farms: The Case Study of Izmir Province in Turkey


ÜNAL H. B. , TAŞKIN T., ALKAN İ., Yilmaz H. I. , KANDEMİR Ç.

JOURNAL OF TEKIRDAG AGRICULTURE FACULTY-TEKIRDAG ZIRAAT FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.14, ss.9-18, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF TEKIRDAG AGRICULTURE FACULTY-TEKIRDAG ZIRAAT FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-18

Özet

The aim of this study was to evaluate the situation of farm structures and small ruminant production activities in 158 semi-intensive farms as of 2013 by a developed performance approach. Firstly, "structural performance" defining the sufficiency of the barns was calculated in sample farms according to predicted "building technique" and" design-location" indicators. "Animal husbandry performance" defining the sufficiency level in small ruminant production activities carried out, was determined based on predicted "feeding" and "rearing - milking" indicators. In addition, the overall farm performance of the sample farms was calculated according to these performances. In these calculations, total 35 major variables (technical specifications / scientific basis) were taken into consideration. Then, the determined performance levels were evaluated according to the created four different performance classes (very good, good, fair and poor). Consequently, it was understood that structural (0,37) and overall (0,42) performance values of sample farms take place in "fair" class, but animal husbandry (0,46) performance has proved to be much closer to the "good" class. Performance results showed that the requirements for improvements in small ruminant farms in the research area, especially in terms of construction techniques and designing of the barns, and also for small ruminant practices related to rearing and milking.