With the start of barley and wheat harvest in Yozgat (a Central Anatolian province), the production of straw, one of the most important feed sources in animal husbandry, continues.
Yozgat province which comes to the fore with approximately 590 thousand hectares of arable land areas across Turkey, the annual grain production is done in 350 thousand hectares.
In the region where the grain harvest begins, combine harvester operators both harvest the crops and make hay with a machine placed behind the vehicle.
Combine harvester operators harvest freely the fields of farmers in exchange for their straw and they sell this straw throughout Turkey. In addition, grain residues are made of straw, which is both contributing to economy and reducing stubble fires.
“We even evaluate a litter in the field as straw”
Straw wholesaler Uğur Vargeloğlu pointed out that he is continuing his father’s business and said, “We go there to make straw wherever the harvest begins in our country. First we meet the needs of our customers. We store our excess straw in certain areas. I do not think that there will be a shortage of straw in our country this year. We even evaluate a litter in the field as straw.”
“The price of a tonne of straw depends on the distance to be delivered. We are currently selling a tonne of straw from 600 to 620 liras up to a distance of 150-200 kilometres,” he added…