STRUCTURAL ANALYSE of GREENHOUSE SHEEP BARN for SHEEP BREEDING in KONYA
- 1. Selçuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, 42021, Türkiye
- 2. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Development of alternative shelters designs; It has a very important place in terms of ensuring animal welfare and increasing efficiency and quality in animal production. Greenhouse sheep barns have become more preferred in recent years due to their ease of installation and economy, as well as animal welfare. Konya Region has an important place in sheep breeding in Turkey. This study was conducted in Konya between 2022 and 2023 to examine the structural features of Greenhouse sheep barns, which have found widespread use in recent years. In the research, 21 Greenhouse sheep barns with different features suitable for the research purpose, built in the Konya Region with the support of the KOP administration (KOP Regional Development Administration, Ministry of Development), were examined. Purposive sampling method was used in the selection of the shelters examined in the research. The structural adequacy and animal welfare suitability of the examined greenhouse sheep barns were investigated. In the study, it was determined that all of the shelters were of steel construction and a four-layer membrane (air-permeable polyevins lining, moisture-absorbing isofelt felt, foil-coated bisofol with air bubbles in the middle, polyester-coated outer tarpaulin) cover was used. It was determined that the average floor area of the greenhouse sheep barns examined was 217 m² and the average animal population was 165. It was determined that the average settlement density in the shelter was 0.76 animal/m². The ratio of the total area of ventilation windows to the floor area is on average 3-4%. It was determined that gates with a width of 2.4 m and a length of 2.9 m were used in the shelters examined. User satisfaction in the enterprises has been determined to be 85% due to features such as greenhouse sheep barns, speed of construction and ease of transport. It was determined that the reason why problems were experienced in 15% of the examined enterprises was due to the high frequency of settlement in the shelter and the inadequate use of ventilation openings.