Traditional Usage of Kermes Oak (Quercus coccifera L.) and Pure Hair Goat (Capra hircus L.) in a Silvopastoral System on Davras Mountain in Anatolia: Constraints, Problems and Possibilities

Tolunay A., AYHAN V., INCE D., Akyol A.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.8, no.8, pp.1520-1526, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1520-1526
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the silvopastoral system of pure hair goat (Capra hircus L.) on Davras Mountain has been analyzed by the Diagnosis and Design methodology (D and D). Areas where kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) is distributed are being used in pure hair goat raising on Davras Mountain. There are major problems in this breeding system. Therefore, the following interventions are proposed to ensure that the pure hair goat breeding system is productive, sustainable and stable: the forest administration should allow villagers to use the Davras mountain area and the areas where there are kermes oaks should be classified as a separate business class entitled pure hair goat grazing class in the forest management plans, excessive and irregular grazing conducted by villagers should be stopped, the annual leaf fodder productivity and the change in nutritional values of the kermes oak as well as the number of pure hair goats that may graze in a unit area for how long and during, which periods should be investigated, grazing plans should be prepared according to the results of this research, pure hair goat breeders should be organized and the grazing program should be regulated by the organization of which these persons are members and the forest administration should inspect whether grazing is performed in a sustainable manner.