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August 26, 2013

A Brief Review of the Developmental Role of Colostrum in Neonates

The role of colostrum in supplying immunoglobulins (Ig's) to the neonatal calf have been well described and efficient and timely delivery is an essential component of any dairy management standard operating procedure (Godden, 2008). The primary reason colostrum has been of such interest in neonatal ruminants is due to the need to supply the Ig's because calves are born agammaglobulinemic and lack a mature immune system (Weaver et al., 2000) and without these Ig's, morbidity and mortality rates…

Punjab defines ‘sustainable’ debt burden

Nasir Jamal Punjab’S total foreign and domestic debt stock is on the increase in absolute terms. But it has shown a declining trend in terms of the debt to gross regional product ratio in the last few years, because of what provincial managers describe as better financial management. Provincial finance department officials also argue that the provincial debt burden is quite small when compared with the size of the GRP (gross regional product), and hence is ‘sustainable’. “A…

The wheat market jigsaw puzzle

August 26, 2013 By Ali Salman In May 2013, Passco drove a campaign to buy wheat at official market prices and deprived both farmers and traders of their right to sell and hold surplus quantity in the hope of making more money in future. Consider these three news items as part of a jigsaw puzzle. May 24, 2013. Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation (Passco) Managing Director Major General Tauqeer Ahmed has cautioned in a statement that those growers who will hold…

Agriculture sector in focus at expo

Monday, August 26, 2013 MANAMA: Saudi Arabia's food consumption is expected to grow by 4.2 per cent between 2011 and 2015. This will be driven by factors such as rising income levels, population growth, lifestyle shifts, and a thriving domestic economy. The Saudi government has already allocated around $15 billion for the agricultural sector this year for projects and initiatives aimed at meeting the demand. It is also encouraging more rapport and collaboration between the public…

Mangla Dam becomes biggest water reservoir in Pakistan

August 26, 2013 SAFDAR RASHEED In yet another historic development, the raised Mangla Dam on Sunday became the biggest water reservoir of Pakistan as water storage in its lake increased to 6.65 million acre feet (MAF), surpassing 6.58 MAF bench mark, which is the maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela Dam that used to be the biggest water reservoir till August 24, 2013. Consequent upon the successful completion of the Mangla Dam Raising Project, it has become the largest water…

High flood at Guddu: FFD issues red alert

August 26, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Flood Forecasting Division(FFD) issued a red alert on Sunday that River Indus at Guddu will be again in high flood as 3,20,000 cusecs water of river Chenab would enter the barrage during Monday to Tuesday (26th to 27th). It said the mighty Indus is already in medium flood with the inflow of 3,74,000 cusecs, therefore the fresh wave of 3,20,000 cusecs of river Chenab water would further worsen the flood situation in upper Sindh. Rivers position:…

Rabbit Meat Information: Nutrition

Facts for Survival and Everyday use Nutrition 1: Rabbits, especially the European rabbits have been used for meat as far back as 1500BC 2: Our forefathers whether Native American or Settler ate rabbit meat. 3: Well kept rabbits raised off the ground are one of the cleanest meats. 4: In the US, rabbits are rarely ever fed anything medicated, and are not treated with hormonal growth stimulants. 5: One little rabbit that weighs 10 pounds, can produce 300 pounds of meat in a year!…

Nutrition: Overcome diabetes with these powerful therapeutic herbs

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer Nutrition: If you or someone you know suffers from either diabetes or pre-diabetes, it might come as a surprise to learn that a life of endless insulin shots and blood glucose drugs is not your only treatment option. If you are serious about truly overcoming your diabetic condition, there are actually a number of all-natural herbal remedies available that possess proven curative benefits. Here are some of your best options: 1) GINSENG. Known for its…

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