Abstract: This study was conducted in order to determine the importance of goat hair and technical and economical characterstics of the workshops where goat hair processed into products in the villages of Olukbasi, Kizilca and Dutagac in the Bozdogan district of Aydin, Turkey. The material of the study consists of 45 enquiries, carried out using the randomly select method to the weavers from these three villages. The ratio of hair-only-weavers and cotton-only-weavers was 68.9 and 17.8%, respectively whereas the number of weavers doing both hair and cotton was 13.3%. The number of people manufacturing hair thread to order was 39 and the ratio of this in the other production forms was 86.7%. Female workers manufactured 3-5 kg of threads daily whereas male workers manufactured 7-10 kg-1 day. The main market enterprise (75.5%) was the sale of the manufactured threads; the other 24.5% of thread was used on their own looms. In conclusion, it could be said that besides processing hair in factories and marketing it, the sustainability of goat hair weaving in traditional family workshops and the increase of their market share will increase the value of goat hair and employment rate positively in the region.
Murat Yilmaz, H. Erbay Bardakcioglu, Turgay Taskin and Tufan Altin, 2010. The Increase of the Value of Goat Hair Versus the Reduction of Goat Production an Example of the Villages of Bozdogan, Aydin. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 2824-2828.