Meat and dairy products produced in Bursa Uludağ University (BUÜ) Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Animal Husbandry Facilities are almost sold out. Personnel and citizens show great interest in the products offered for sale in various areas of the university.
BURSA (İGFA) – BUÜ Faculty of Agriculture Department of Animal Science Livestock Facilities, meat and dairy cattle breeding, local animal gene resource Gray breed It hosts research, education, application and production activities in the fields of cattle breeding, sheep breeding, dairy goat breeding, ostrich breeding, cage system and free range egg poultry, meat poultry and beekeeping. On the one hand, educational activities are carried out in the facilities, on the other hand, the products obtained are presented to the taste of the citizens.
VISIT FROM THE RECTOR TO THE FACILITIES
Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim Guide visited the facilities to see the production activities on site. Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. İlhan Turgut, Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim conveyed information to Guide. Stating that they produce a very important part of animal feed in the faculty farm, Dean Prof. Dr. İlhan Turgut; “We feed our animals with healthy and quality feeds that do not contain any additives. In our farm, Gray breed cattle, sheep, goats, ostriches, roaming chickens raised for meat and eggs are fed by grazing on natural grazing lands. With the enlargement of the areas this year, we aim for the beef and dairy cattle to benefit from the pastures. “We will start producing honey, pollen, beeswax, propolis and similar bee products by making use of the rich plant flora of the campus within the scope of the beekeeping project.”
PRODUCTION CAPACITY WILL BE INCREASED WITH NEW INVESTMENTS
Underlining that they care about health and hygiene, Dean Prof. Dr. İlhan Turgut emphasized that they feed the animals with natural feeds such as alfalfa, barley, wheat and corn grown in their own farms. Stating that they sell some of the animals to breeders who want to be breeders, Prof. Dr. İlhan Turgut; “Animal products such as chicken meat, beef, lamb, cow and goat milk, chicken and ostrich eggs, ice cream, honey and pollen obtained as a result of livestock activities are located under the University’s Görükle Campus Central Dining Hall and at the Faculty of Agriculture Revolving Fund Sales Unit in the Faculty of Medicine. offered for sale for university staff and other citizens. There is an intense demand for our products. In order to meet this demand and bring more citizens with our products, our Rector, Prof. Dr. We will make new investments with the support of Ahmet Saim Guide. In the coming years, expanding the pasture areas in the farm, feeding milk and livestock in the natural grazing land, increasing the animal production capacity, including poultry animals other than chickens, producing organic animal products (meat, milk, eggs) in addition to organic plant products and offering them for sale. we aim. In addition, we plan to increase the diversity in animal production by processing meat and milk ”.
BOTH EDUCATION AND PRODUCTION
Head of BUÜ Animal Science Department and Head of Animal Husbandry Business. Dr. İbrahim Ak, on the other hand, said that in addition to scientific research at national and international level, they gave applied training on dairy cattle breeding and sheep breeding to the students of the Department of Animal Science and at the Ziraat Bank Young Farmers Academy within the framework of the Cooperation Protocol in Education with Ziraat Bank. Noting that they provide students with internship opportunities on this occasion, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Ak; “For more than 6 years, we have been organizing applied Organic Agriculture (Crop and Animal Production) Certificate Trainings that are open to participation at national level every year. We continue to contribute to the healthy nutrition of the people of Bursa with healthy animal products obtained from animal production activities. We thank everyone who supported us. ”