About Our Project
“Jolly Livestock in Turkey and EU Project”, which is conducted by SETBİR and qualified for a grant within the scope of “Civil Society Dialogue V Program” started on April 1, 2019.
The subject of the project is to ensure animal welfare on the farm and during transportation. Animal welfare is a concept that emphasizes the quality of life of livestock and includes physical and mental health, welfare and happiness and long life.
Animal welfare in farms means adequate and quality nutrition, the availability of land per animal, the structure of the soil, the quality of air and the availability of shelters in terms of temperature. While taking into account these factors in modern farms, due to the limited possibilities of small family farms, bovine and ovine animal welfare in Turkey is not in sufficient level. On the other hand, due to the inadequacy of quality pasture areas and external dependence of feed production in Turkey, there are problems in feeding process. In physical conditions in animal shelters, efforts towards improvement are continuing compared to the past. [Read more]