Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine some of the structural and technical features of sheep breeding in the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region of Turkey. To reach this aim a survey was carry out in the 251 farms located in 52 villages of 14 districts of 4 provinces including Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Adiyaman and Diyarbakir provinces in GAP region which were selected by simple random sampling method. As the basis for sheep farming in the GAP region built (84.9%) and upland (15.1%) system has been identified in this study. The results showed that the average of sheep farming was 43.9 years in provinces of this study conducted. In addition, the average of sheep was determined as 105.4 heads and 88% of them were Avassi and 30% of them were White Anatolian, respectively.
Nihat Tekel, Ilkay Dellal and Gursel Dellal, 2011. Some of the Structural and Technical Features of Sheep Breeding in the Gapn Region of Turkey (I. Land Asset, Population, Education, Workforce, Production System, Shelters, Downland and Pasture). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 2479-2486.