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.