Describing BALIKESİR as the dairy of Turkiye, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz said that due to its geography, climate and the influence of agricultural products, Balıkesir is a province that satisfies the country in terms of meat and milk. Mayor Yılmaz stated that Bigadiç district is among the main centres of Balıkesir in terms of livestock production.
Ranking 3rd in Turkiye with the number of cattle and ovine animals and milk production, Balıkesir province is a region where meat and dairy products are in high demand due to its geography, feed agriculture, climatic conditions and clean water resources, as well as ease of transportation. Bigadiç district also stands out in Balıkesir with its 125 thousand ovine and 90 thousand bovine animals.
“We feed the country”
Yücel Yılmaz said, “In our province of Balıkesir, which feeds Turkey, cattle milk and fattening are very advanced. In the Bigadiç district of Balıkesir, this is really done professionally. We call it ‘Turkiye’s dairy Balıkesir’. The dairy of Balıkesir is our Bigadiç district. Here, in the slaughterhouse operated by our Municipality, we supply Turkiye’s best quality lambs and cattle. We are waiting for all our citizens in Balıkesir.”