Abstract: In this study, important socio-economic factors in the dairy farming of Antalya Province have been analyzed. Possible relationships between milk productivity of farms, being the Union membership of the farmer and number of cows with selected characteristics are investigated in the enterprises. The research results indicate that there are relationships between family size, experience in dairy farming and raising high yielding cows with the daily milk yield. A relationship between the farm size, age of the farmer and experience in dairy farming with the number of dairy cows was also found. According to the research results investigated factors did not any effect on the being a member of the union. A relationships have been observed with the variables in the scope of economic factors (technical and economic problem fields), total agricultural area, the share of the irrigated area, farm size, number of lactation days, total number of cows, quantity of daily sold milk, between level of daily milk yield; with total agricultural area, share of the irrigated area in the total area, share of fodder plants, farm size, quantity of daily sold milk, daily milk yield, problem fields, participation to decision-making, collaboration and assistance between the number of cows; with total agriculture area, share of irrigated area in the total area, farm size, number of cattle, keeping pedigree records, daily milk productivity, type of milk selling between being a member to the union.
Orhan Ozcatalbas, Handan Akcaoz, Mehmet Ziya Firat and Ilkay Kutlar, 2009. The Analysis of Socio-Economic Factors in the Dairy Farming of Antalya Province of Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2692-2698.