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Construction worker in Van became a herd with support from the state

İşkol, a 43-year-old father of 4, living in the Baklatepe District of the district, earned his living by working in construction until 2017.

İşkol, which applied to the “Young Farmer” project initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and received a grant of 37 sheep, increased the number of animals to 150 in 5 years.

İşkol takes her sheep out to pasture and grazes in the early hours of the morning and makes a living by selling the milk and lambs of the sheep she raises.

“I became my boss”

İşkol told Anadolu Agency that his life changed after his application for the Young Farmer project was accepted.

Stating that he has increased the number of sheep by 4 times in 5 years in animal husbandry, which he started with the support of the state, İşkol said:

“I used to work in construction. Our livelihood was very difficult. I bought 37 sheep by benefiting from the Young Farmer project. I started my own business. I became the boss of my business. I am very happy. My business is going well. I do not deal with anything other than animal husbandry. We are a family of 6. We are a family of 6 people. Every year, I raise my livestock by adding female lambs to the herd, we earn our living by selling male lambs. My son is in the military. I teach 3 students. We sell milk for 15-20 liras, and cheese for 50 liras. I graze the sheep that give birth, shepherds graze the others on the plateau. “May God bless our state and the teams of the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry for providing us with these opportunities. Teams are constantly visiting us, checking the health of our animals. I will continue to grow livestock.”

“We are working for the further development of agriculture and animal husbandry”

Bünyamin Hakan, Director of the Rural Development and Organization Branch of the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, stated that Van is an important city in terms of agriculture and animal husbandry.

Expressing that they give the necessary support to those who do animal husbandry in the city, Hakan said:

“We are working for the further development of agriculture and animal husbandry in the city. There are approximately 3 million 500 thousand sheep and goats in Van. Most of our citizens earn their living from animal husbandry. We constantly visit our farmers who benefit from the support and make the necessary inspections. Production and production of milk and dairy products for women during the milking period. We provide trainings on storage conditions, salt content of herbed cheese, dairy products standards.”

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