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MUSTAFA SEZER: SOLAR POWER CAN BE A REMEDY FOR LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES

Press release…

Uşak Commodity Exchange has developed a project that will protect the livestock sector with the “Sun”. With the solar panels to be placed on the roofs of livestock barns (enterprises), both the producer will win and the meat crisis will be a thing of the past.

Mustafa Sezer

Türkiye’s western province Uşak, which has 550 thousand animals as bovines and ovines, has developed a new generation support model for the producer. Mustafa Sezer, Chairman of the Board of Uşak Commodity Exchange, said that the biggest problem of the sector is “sustainability”.

LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES CANNOT EARN…

Sezer stated that there is an annual consumption of 25 thousand tonnes of concentrate (concentrated) feed in livestock, 50 percent of which is imported from abroad. “We have a foreign exchange loss of approximately 10 billion dollars. Since the cost of raw materials coming from abroad is high, animal enterprises cannot make money due to the high cost of feed. Therefore, we cannot ensure continuity in animal enterprises,” he said.

NO ONE COULD TAKE HOLD!

Stating that many people such as industrialists, doctors, farmers, business owners and even much larger capitals have entered the livestock sector until today, but no one has been able to ensure continuity, Sezer reminded that the need for meat in Türkiye increases every year in parallel with the population, but this situation has now changed.

THE REMEDY FOR THIS BUSINESS IS IN THE GES PROJECT…

Uşak Commodity Exchange Chairman Mustafa Sezer pointed out that today the small cattle breeding has decreased and the industry has turned to cattle; “However, when the costs went up, the animals started to go to slaughter. As a result, the cattle growth rate fell behind the population. Therefore, our proposal for the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project to ramp up the efficiency of the cattle enterprises and ensure their continuity.”

UŞAK CAN BECOME A PILOT REGION…

Sezer noted that when the SPP is installed on the roofs of animal enterprises with a 100 percent grant, the income that the owner of the enterprise will obtain from electricity production will ensure the cycle of that enterprise.

Indicating that this is a long-term job, Sezer continued as follows:
“For example, this project can be done in the country on the condition of keeping the same number of animals for 10 years. Uşak can be a pilot province for this project. We have a business operating for this. Other businesses have been closed, but it still continues. Because it generates income from the electricity on the roof. Since livestock does not make money, continuity is not ensured, the income from electricity will provide the economic cycle of the business owner and meet his expectation.”

SUPPORT SHOULD BE A MUST…

Explaining that the other important issue is the imbalance in the feed-milk parity in dairy farming, Sezer added, “This parity must not be deteriorated in order for dairy farming to make money. Dairy cows have been going to slaughter for a year. This will bring us face to face with very serious crises in the future. Because we will not be able to get offspring. We will not be able to provide milk either.”

“We are informed that nearly 50 percent of breeding cows are slaughtered in slaughterhouses. Urgent action is required. Therefore, supports must be implemented in order for the profitability of the enterprises to continue,” Sezer concluded…

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