Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, who attended the event organized by the World Conference on Video Conference, due to the World Milk Day. Bekir Pakdemirli said “Since 2000, every June 1, the milk industry has been celebrated as World Milk Day to recall and remind its contribution to economic development, farmers and nutrition.
In his speech, Minister Pakdemirli stated that with the measures taken as a country, they managed this troubled pandemic process with great success and as of today, they are now in the normalization process.
Emphasizing that one of the deep-rooted occupations that our nation has maintained throughout its history, Pakdemirli said, “Our racial, breed and breed Anatolia animals are rich in color and rich; continues to meet our most basic needs with meat, milk, skin and wool. We know that animal husbandry will be the most basic dynamic of healthy society, reliable food and strong economy today and after. As the Ministry, we determine all our policies in animal husbandry in accordance with the goal of 'sustainable production and value added products' in order to carry this ancient heritage to the future and to meet the needs of our nation. ”
IN THE LAST 18 YEARS, WE MADE 38,4 BILLION LIRA LIVESTOCK GRANT SUPPORT
Stating that they are in the second rank in the presence of cattle in Europe and in the first place in the presence of sheep and goats, Pakdemirli continued as follows:
Of course, the support provided is very large in our success. Especially in the last 18 years, we have increased our livestock subsidies from 4 items to 10 items, and have paid 38,4 billion lira livestock grants. Within the scope of IPARD and Rural development investments, we have provided 2.217 billion lira grant support to 2,1 projects for the dairy sector so far, we have realized the implementation of 4,5 billion lira investment. By closely following the milk market, we pulled more than 4 million tons of excess raw milk from the market in 1,1 years and produced 92.330 tons of milk powder with this. On the other hand, we pay support for 951 bee animals to animals that have “Health Care for Disease-Free Enterprises” to produce both quality and healthy breeding material and milk, namely 301.400 Disease-Free Businesses. Also; Last year, we took Brucella serology as a compensation in the fight against Brucella, which is one of the most important problems in dairy cattle. Of course again; We know that meeting the need for quality roughage, which is one of the most important input items of the livestock sector, will lead to significant increases in animal production. In this regard, we have increased the productivity of our pastures by showing special sensitivity to meadow-pastures, which are the most important sources of forage, and completing 18 million decares of pasture improvement works in the last 10,5 years.
Again, we opened 53% of our country's forests for planned grazing for sheep and goats. In the last 18 years, by paying a total of 11,5 billion pounds of fodder crop support to an area of 6,7 million hectares, we have contributed to the increase of fodder crop cultivation areas and our total roughage production. In the meantime, this year, we include the feeder soybean in the scope of supporting this year within the scope of our legislative study, which supports 2020 forage crops. Also; We will also increase the supporting unit price of sorghum, sudan grass and sorghum sudan hybrid. Most importantly, I hope; By 2023, we aim to increase the amount of quality forage production that our grower needs by opening 2 million hectares of land to irrigation. ”
WE WILL MEET THE QUALITY BREEDING REQUIREMENTS OF OUR BREEDERS WITH 4.500 HEAD BREEDER BEEF AND 22.000 HEAD BREEDER SHEEP
Stating that they will continue to provide 2020% to 2022% discounted loans for dairy, beef and combined cattle breeding through Agricultural Credit Cooperatives and Ziraat Bank between 25 and 100, Minister Pakdemirli said, “Every year, TİGEM aims to meet the breeding demands of our breeders. We meet the need for 3.500 breeding cattle and 17.500 breeding sheep. Hopefully this year, we will meet the quality breeding needs of our breeders with 4.500 cattle breeding cattle and 22.000 sheep breeding sheep. Turkey Agricultural field of meteorology thanks to the cooperation protocol signed with the Central Milk Producers' Union, will co-operate for our dairy farmers transition to smart agricultural practices "the assessment found.
IN 2020, WE WILL SUPPORT 90 MILLION LIRAS FOR MILK DARKING AND BREEDING FOR FOREST VILLAGE.
Underlining that they support forest villagers within the scope of ORKÖY, Pakdemirli under the scope of “Dairy Cattle Breeding Project; We provided 47 billion 370 families with 1,6 billion Turkish Liras support, and within the scope of the Dairy Sheep Project, we provided support to 13 thousand 135 families with 555 million Turkish Liras. Hopefully in 2020, we will continue to support our forest villagers by transferring another 90 million lira for our support under these projects. ”
PROTOTYPE OF GEZEN HYBRID SAĞIMCI PROJECT IS READY
Stating that the prototype of the Gezen Hybrid Milker project is ready and has reached the stage of mass production, Minister Pakdemirli continued as follows:
“With the Traveling Hybrid Milker system; We aimed to reduce the operating cost, provide milking hygiene, facilitate the milking work with low labor and cost, milking livestock and not milking our producers, and bring the cattle milk to the economy. Of course, as you know; The most difficult of daily work in the barn is milking. In dairy farming, milking work takes 40-60 percent of the total daily working time, and 70-80 percent in the free barn. For this reason, in addition to our “Gezen Hybrid Milker” project, we have designed our Photovoltaic Battery Supported Ovine Mobile Milking Machine Project for the Southeastern Anatolia Region. In addition, solutions that will affect human well-being, such as tent lighting and hot water, have been presented with a monophose socket outlet on the prototype. ”
IN OUR COUNTRY'S MILK PRODUCTION, WITH A PERFECT RATE OF 107 PERCENT
Underlining the support and grants given to the sector, as a result of these policies and projects, Minister Pakdemirli emphasized that there has been significant developments in the livestock breeding of our country in the last 18 years. Our milk production increased by 80 percent in 51 compared to the previous year and reached 173 million tons. According to FAO data; Our country has risen to 2019th place in world milk production and 3,8rd place after Germany and France among EU countries. In addition, our country is in a sufficient position with its 22,9% of milk production ”.
RAW MILK SUPPORT PRIME INCREASED UP TO 15 DRIES
Stating that the amount of milk production per person, which was 2002 kg in 122 increased to 2018 kg in 270 and 2019 kg in 276, Pakdemirli said, “According to FAO data, milk production per capita is 110 kg in the world and 329 kg in the EU. at the level. Again, as a result of the breeding programs we implemented, the average of milk yield, which was 2002 kg in 5.812, increased by 18 percent and reached 2019 kg in 6.835. In order to support our producers more during the period we are in and maintain sustainability, the raw milk support premium has been increased up to 15 cents ”.
WE ARE A NET EXPORTER IN THE MILK SECTOR
Expressing that milk and dairy products were exported to 111 countries including EU and Eurasia Economic Union countries from our country, Minister Pakdemirli said, “Our country, which is a net exporter in the milk sector, has increased its milk and dairy products exports to $ 2019 million in 10 compared to the previous year. . In line with the studies carried out by our Ministry since 357, the doors of the People's Republic of China, which has the most populated population in the world, have been opened for Turkish manufacturers. In this context; 2012 facilities that we announced before the Eid al-Fitr will be able to export dairy products to the People's Republic of China. I am convinced that our milk and dairy producers will take the necessary share from a large cake like the Chinese market under today's conditions where marketing is as important as producing. ”
Emphasizing that they do not look at milk from milking to table as an adventure, Minister Pakdemirli said, “We are preparing a comprehensive milk action plan that will appeal to the whole sector, based on the importance of this issue. Because we strive to be a country that is not burning from milk but saturating the world with milk. And sincerely, I believe, one of the leading countries supplying healthy food, I hope it will be Turkey. In this context; Celebrating the World Milk Day of our sector, I say “For Health, For Milk” and completed his words.