African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Economic analysis of sheep farming activities in Turkey

Mehmet Arif Åžahinli1* and Ahmet Özçelik2
1Economics Department, KaramanoÄŸlu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey. 2Ankara Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü, Dışkapı Ankara, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 April 2013
  •  Published: 11 April 2013

Abstract

In this study, economic analysis of agricultural farming that also involves sheep farming in Konya Province in Turkey was done and then the effective factors in sheep farming activities were determined. The average household size of farms was 3.97 people and the average size of farms was 137.95 ha. The value of the total assets was composed of 57.44% fixed capital and 42.56% operating capital in farms. The average gross production account was 44.71% of crop production value and 55.29% of animal production. 36.77% of animal production value belonged to the sheep farming. The biggest share, 63.47% of feed costs and second share, with 24.24% of labour costs contained in the variable costs belonged to sheep farming activities. According to the factor analysis, 27 of variables affecting sheep farming are gathered by 4 factors. These factors are: Income, volumetric, costs and labour factors.

 

Key words: Sheep farming activities, economic analysis, factor analysis, Konya.