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May 16, 2013

Poultry Feed Rates

Poultry Feed Rate Prices up 16 May, 2013. Poultry Feed 50kg Bag. Published ZaraiMedia Team

Govt asks investors to focus on agriculture

By Prossy Nandudu Government has asked investors to stop branding the agricultural sector as a risky area to invest if the country is to address the key destabilizing challenge of agricultural risks. The call was made by the Minister of State for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama while officiating at a workshop on agricultural risk management at the Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala. He said that many investors have been dodging to invest in the sector which employs the largest…

Tourism raises concerns in Antarctica

ROSS ISLAND, Antarctica - Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labeled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry. And it's not just retirees watching penguins from the deck of a ship. Visitors are taking tours inland and even engaging in "adventure tourism" like skydiving and scuba diving under the…

Feeding the world population sustainably and efficiently with ecologically intensive agriculture

Conventional methods of agriculture and cattle-breeding cannot feed the world population. They are not sustainable, pollute the environment, are responsible for reducing biodiversity and have a damaging effect on human health. In order to guarantee food security for nine million people in 2050, there is a pressing need to intensify agricultural production. However, this will have to be done in an ecologically responsible manner, making intensive and smart use of natural ecosystem functions.…

Prospect of Nutrition and Feeding for Sustainable Buffalo Production

May 16, 2013 Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is known as efficient convertor of poor quality forages into high quality milk and meat. Buffalo is mainly categorized as Asian and Mediterranean with two main sub Species (River and Swamp type) present in Asia. At present, around 95% of the world buffalo population is contributed by Asia; where animals are mostly fed on low quality roughages and crop residues with poor nutritive value resulting in poor production, reproduction with delayed onset of…

USDA, UVAS mull collaboration in food safety, animal nutrition and epidemiology

16 May, 2013 LAHORE: A three-member delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) and discussed areas of collaboration in the livestock sector. The delegation comprising Senior Animal Health Attache David Ashford, Senior Agriculture Attache Vasquez Orestes and Agricultural Specialist Asmat Raza held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and faculty members and mulled over…

Career Opportunity 16 May, 2013

16 May, 2013 Regional Manager Required Career Opportunity 16 May, 2013. A Rawalpindi based leading group of companies requires "Regional Manager" for Rawalpindi office. Source Jang

Cotton spot rate unchanged

Thursday, 16 May 2013 Local cotton markets traded 1,500 bales during the last 24 hours after they remained suspended since last Friday for one reason or the other, a dealer said on Wednesday. “A couple of spinning mill-owners bought the bales as per their requirements. The accumulations helped the markets end unannounced suspension of trade,” a broker at the Karachi Cotton Exchange (KCE) said. However, one should not get surprised over trade of a few bales in the ongoing off-season…

Sindh wheat procurement target of 1.3m tonnes

Flour rates re-surge after imposition of Section 144 By Tanveer Sher KARACHI: Flour rates have re-surged by Rs 4 to Rs 5 per kilogramme (kg) in the wholesale and retail markets of Karachi during the last 10 days in the wake of imposition of Section 144 by the Sindh Food Department for realisation of 1.3 million tonnes wheat procurement goal. Under the Section 144, inter-district wheat movement is banned by the provincial food department and it remains in place until it accomplishes…

Snags in mango exports

ENCOURAGED by reports of higher mango yield estimates this year, exporters are preparing to meet the target of 175,000 tonnes. Exports have been allowed from 25th of this month. Initial estimates indicate that total production this year is 1.55 million tonnes, up from one million tonnes last year. So exporters are confident of achieving the $60-million target. However, for this to happen, it is important that they penetrate deeper into the Middle Eastern markets and reach out to half a…

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