Turkey Visit

In April I had an amazing experience visiting Angora goat people in Turkey. I was fortunate to meet with Dr Irfan Daskiran, who is the leading Angora expert in Turkey. With his help and knowledge (and that of driver Mr Fatih Koksal and translator Merve Altan) I was able to visit some local Angora farmers, visit the closed flock of Angoras at Lalahan (near Ankara) and spend some time in the technical Laboratory there. Also, I met with the manager of Turkish Mohair/ Boyner Holdings – Mr Onur Yilidirim, the main buyer of Turkish Mohair – and Mr Hasan Kilinc who is the Director of the Small Ruminants Union for the Ankara area. A fascinating, clever, and helpful group of people who freely shared their enthusiasm and knowledge of Angoras, Turkish farming and culture.

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  1. Thanks , I’ve recently been searching for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the greatest I have came upon so far. However, what concerning the bottom line? Are you certain concerning the supply?

    • David Brown says:

      The profitability of farming Angora Goats for Mohair depends on three things.The expertise of the farmer (production cost,animal management etc.),the quality of the Mohair his Angoras can produce (Genetics),and the market for the Mohair produced.The market is strong for quality Mohair,and is likely to remain so due to world undersupply.The first two factors are under the control of the farmer,the market less so,but if the Mohair is of a high standard there will be less risk to the farmer as good Mohair is much easier to sell than Mohair of a lower standard.

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