Authors : O. Murat Koctürk
Abstract: The Pedigree System was introduced under Turkish-German (GTZ) and Turkish-Italian (ANAFI) projects and the legislation was begun to be issued in 2000. In the legislative research, the rules of European countries, the EU legislation and the ICAR (Internal Committee for Animal Recording) have been taken into account. With approval of the Ministers Office, the Cattle Breeders Central Association was delegated the authority to conduct the herdbook system in Turkey. The aim of this study is to outline the activities of the cattle breeding unions, which were started to be founded in 1995 and to have a close look and to have a close look at the Cattle Breeders Association of Manisa. Sixty percent of the cattle in Turkey are now within the scope of pedigree and prepedigree system. The percent in Manisa is approximately 91%. Producers who use the pedigree system state that the system does not have much effect on their income and welfare. The main problem here is that the production costs are high but the price of the milk is low. To overcome this problem the organization process of CBAT cooperatives has to be completed.
O. Murat Koctürk , 2009. The Role and Importance of Cattle Breeders Association on Bovine Breeding in Turkey: A Case Study in Western Part of Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2668-2674.