Balıkesir University- Turkey was established in 1992 to coordinate higher education institutions within the province. It has ten faculties, five research institutes, twenty vocational colleges, and ten research centers. The University has 37.000 higher education students, and 1800 academic staff. It has veterinary faculty and agricultural research institutes on plant and animal production, vocational high schools containing plant and animal production department, animal science and animal product technology sections. Balıkesir is a center of plant and animal production and also center of food process manufacturers.