The situation of animal products consumption and consumer preferences among intern students at the Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

cevger y., aral y., demir p., SARIÖZKAN S.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.55, no.3, pp.189-194, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-194


This research has been made in order to exhibit the consumption of animal products by and the preferences of the intern students training at the Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and to determine the factors affecting the consumption habits of the students regarding these products. A survey has been carried out over 122 students who were the material of the research conducted in the education period of 2006-2007. The analysis of the obtained data was made through SPSS for Windows 11.5 software. As a result of the research, the followings were found Out; 67.1% of the students spent less than 200 YTL for their monthly food consumption. The ratio of those who never consume beef 4.1%; mutton 42.6% and goat meat is 92.6%. Those who consume white meat types of I kg and more in a month are 60.6% for chicken meat, 10.7% for fish meat and 2.4% for turkey meat and other poultry meat. On the other hand, there are the following findings in this study: 8.2% of the students never consume milk as a drink, only 18.0% consume more than 20 eggs monthly, the main factors they consider while buying red meat and white meat are hygiene, quality, brand and price. Drinking milk and red meat are purchased from the supermarkets by 95.1% and 83.7% respectively. Besides, 54.1% of the students prefer minced meat among the red meat types and 47.5% prefer brisket among chicken meat types.