Dairy and Livestock Farming

Dairy and Livestock Farming

Gökkale Tarım Gıda Enerji Maden Ulaştırma İnşaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti., controlled by Gürmen Group, was founded in Devrekani, Kastamonu on May 6, 2005. In 2008, the business completed the first stage of its investment by importing 300 breeding cows from the USA and started to operate in a self-owned 600-decare land alongside professional irrigated farming.
In 2009, the facility’s capacity was increased; in 2010 and 2012, two further batches of animals were imported to establish a breeding cow herd of 650 cows; and in 2014, the total number of animals reached 1750. Today, our facility and open pasture areas continue to operate with a capacity of 10,000 cattle and 40,000 sheep & goats. It is growing its business by cultivating with modern techniques 4,750-decare of agricultural land, of which 1,100 decares are leased, and 3,000 decares are on contract.
In 2012, it has been certified as a disease-free and EU-approved dairy establishment, a first in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. In 2016, a Simmental breeding heifer center with 500 animals was opened, and now pregnant Simmental heifers of Germany, Austria or Czechia origin are shipped to every province in Turkey. At the same time, live cattle, sheep and goats and fresh carcass meat trade is growing internationally, mainly with Europe, but also with Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, and other countries. Bovine races such as Charolais, Hereford, Limousine, Simmental, etc. and ovine as Awasi, Karaman, and Merinos are being traded.

Dairy Farming

Dairy Farming

Our facility has a herd of 1800 animals, composed of 720 Holstein breeding dairy cows, 500 Simmental-breed pregnant heifers, and 580 Holstein-breed young animals. There we produce 22,000 liters of cooled raw milk daily with an automatic milking system without human contact. The quality and yiled norms of milk production exceed the EU standards. Our business has a capacity of cooling 30,000 liters of raw milk daily, and we sell the male animals when they are 2 to 3 months old to feedlots in the region and meet their fatling needs.

Dairy Farming

Agriculture

We not only produced our own coarse feed need but also played a leadership role for the farmers in our region by using modern agricultural equipment and professional irrigation and strategic production methods in 600-decare land of our own, 1,100 decares of leased land, and approximately 3,000 decares of land on contract.

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Biogas and Organic Fertilizer

In 2015, we decided to establish an integrated biogas and organic fertilizer facility as a renewable energy generation plant and made all the necessary investment. Thanks to this investment commissioned in December 2016, 250 kW/hour of electricity is generated, the electricity need of a part of the district is met, and 5 tons of packed organic fertilizer is produced daily. This facility is managed based on the “ZERO WASTE” principle, just like the chemical and biological treatment facility, to create a business profile that respects the environment and people and to serve as a role model for our stakeholders in the agriculture and livestock sectors within our region and the whole country.

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Retail Sales

In 2017, we started to sell at our two points of sale in the provincial center of Kastamonu daily unprocessed raw milk, butter and olive oil products, that we produce with natural methods. Since then, we have enhanced our sales network with a total of 45 markets in Kastamonu and Safranbolu, Karabük, and we continue to offer our natural products.

Address of our Dairy and Livestock Farming Business: Bozkoca Köyü, Çakallar Mevkii Devrekani / Kastamonu / TURKEY