British and Arabian horse breeding in Turkey's Bursa
BURSA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 29: Horses are seen at TİGEM's (Turkey's General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises) Karacabey Agricultural Farm's stud in Bursa, Turkey on November 29, 2017. Arabian and British horse breeds are being bred in Karacabey Agricultural Farm since 1932. Karacabey Agricultural Farm, which was established to meet the needs of palace and army horse about 700 years ago in Bursa, which has been the capital of the historical Ottoman Empire. TIGEM's KKaracabey Agricultural Farm, which serves at approximately 87,500 decares of area between Karacabey and Mustafakemalpasa districts, also produces vegetables such as wheat, corn, sunflower, canola, clover, silage corn and vet production as well as purebred Arabian horses and also cattle and sheep animal husbandry activities and Kangal and Akbas sheep dogs breeding are also carried out. While the Arabian horses are being grown by TIGEM today in the large area where the horses are present for centuries, the British horse breeding is being carried out by the Jockey Club of Turkey in the rented section of TİGEM, located just across the Bursa-Izmir highway. These two stud farms, which are located on the highway between them, add value to the racing horse sector every year with millions of Dollars.