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IJESD 2018 Vol.9(9): 270-273 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2018.9.9.1112

Structural Analysis of Dairy Cattle Barns in Ilgın and Their Effects on Environmental Pollution

Ejder Demir and Selda Uzal Seyfi

Abstract—Global warming is one of the most important environmental problems. Gases originating from dairy farms have an important place in world greenhouse gas production. In order to minimize the environmental impact of harmful gases originating from milk production, dairy cattle barns must be constructed in accordance with the planning principles. In addition, it is possible to increase the quantity and quality of the milk, which has an indispensable place in human nutrition, as the barns are constructed in accordance with the animal welfare, as well as the limit level of the harmful gas in the barn. This can be done in two steps. First, it is necessary to investigate the suitability of existing livestock building for animal breeding and to propose solutions by identifying problems. In the second stage, the newly established livestock buildings are designed which is appropriate for animal welfare. This study was carried out in 2017-2018 in order to examine the structural characteristics of dairy cattle barns in the Ilgın district of Konya in Turkey and to determine its suitability for animal welfare and the effects on the environment. In the study, 20 shelters with the ability to represent dairy cattle houses in the region were investigated. The shelters examined in the study were determined by purposeful sampling method. In the study, face-to-face surveys were conducted to determine the characteristics of dairy farms and barns. Measurement, observation and photographing were carried out in order to examine the structural features of the shelters in more detail. As a result of the study, it was determined that about 50% of the dairy cattle barns were built in the last ten years and 25% were built before 1990. it was determined that while the owners of the shelters designed the shelter projects with his own thought in 70% of the shelters surveyed, they designed projects with support of an expert in only 30%. In the majority of the farms surveyed, no measures against environmental pollution were observed. The elimination of the deficiencies of the shelters in the research area will be very useful in terms of animal welfare, production performance and environmental pollution.

Index Terms—Dairy cattle houses, dairy farms, structural analysis, environmental pollution, Konya.

The authors are with Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Farm Structure and Irrigation, Konya, Turkey (e-mail: edemir@gmail.com, seldauzal@selcuk.edu.tr).


Cite: Ejder Demir and Selda Uzal Seyfi, "Structural Analysis of Dairy Cattle Barns in Ilgın and Their Effects on Environmental Pollution," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 270-273, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net