Breeder’s associations is democratic organizations of the breeders in order to increase the productivity of cattle.
1995: “Regulations of Services of the Cattle Breeders’ Association of Turkey” under numbered 904 “Animal Improvement Law”, that is published in the Official Gazette with numbered 22369 and dated 1995/09/08.
2001: ” Regulations of the Establishment of Associations of Breeders for Breeding and Services” under numbered 4631 “Animal Improvement Law”, that is published in the Official Gazette with numbered 24615 and dated 2001/19/12.
2011: ” Regulations of the Establishment of Associations of Breeders for Breeding and Services” under numbered 5996 “Veterinary Services, Plant Health, Food and Feed Law”, that is published in the Official Gazette with numbered 27899 and dated 2011/08/04.
Our goal is to increase the contribution of breeding activities to the national economy and increase the profits of the breeders by a more cost effective and scientific way of production.
WHY CATTLE BREEDING?
The first goal of dairy cattle is the not only milk production but also production of well qualified cattles is the obligation to maintain the production increasing .
The reason of total production decrease in Turkey is low yield per an animal, although Turkey takes part in the front row on cattle population in the world.
The main route of increasing production without increasing the presence of cattle production is to be breeding. The first step maintain to breeding program is recording. With this purpose, herdbook program in cattle and yield records are kept in our e-breeding data base that is prepared for fit to EU standarts.
The key to success of able to conduct of activities of herd book and animal breeding in constant and a specific system is to ensure that problems and solutions are owned by breeders and to saddle breeders with a responsibility. Most well-known way of its realization, is the breeder associations that is established and managed by breeders.
Breeders’ associations that are began to be established in 1995, established CBAT as a top association in 1998. As a result of the carried out studies, milk production level of member breeders’ cows has increased to over national average.
BREEDİNG OF TARGET
In Turkish cattle breeding, we aim to reach a Holstein Friesian cattle (genotype) which has 9000 kg/per year and 4% fat milk yield, 650 kg live weight and145 cm rump height in adulthood, solid built and health body conditions, physical capacity that could give expected high yield, good foot and nail structure that able to ensure free movement to animal and healty breast with a large capacitiy in during lactation (at 305 days). The fertility control efforts have been initiated in Simmental and Brown Swiss breeds in 2011. In efficient combined breeds that are bred in our country, provision of red meat production is aimed that is need for Turkey with genotypes that has higher livestock performance in addition to high milk yield.
- Members farms must be in the same province with association,
- Members must own minimum 5 cows on the basis of culture and native pure breed,
- Members must be keep regular herd book records,
- Members farm’s must have sufficent conditions to keep milking records regulary,
- Members must have adopted artificial insemination program,
- Members must commit to the National Progeny Test Project.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Associations whose both the member and manager are breeders, are responsible for association’s success and failure. Success of associations are according to fulfillment of breeders responsibilities