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Duck Farming Tips

4 Vital Tips on Duck Farming Some consider duck farming to be a rewarding hobby, while for others, it‘s a way to earn a lucrative income. Whatever your reasons may be in raising ducks, it’s important that you know the proper way to go about it, before you get started on the endeavor. If you’re thinking of raising ducks in your home, here are 4 starter tips to get you on the right track. 1. Have the proper equipment The first thing that you need to do if you seriously want to get into…

Threat to poultry industry

January 19th , 2015 - Mohiuddin Aazim - The KP government’s ban on exports of poultry products to Afghanistan has added one more to the list of many other problems facing the industry. The poultry industry fears if the ban is not lifted immediately, India and other countries will capture the huge Afghan market for poultry products making Pakistan’s reentry difficult. The Pakistan Poultry Association has sought intervention of the federal government and reminded the authorities that…

How Will Increase in Broiler Production Affect Meat Prices?

13 January 2015 US - Looking at the weekly statistcs for the main species, one item stands out—the sharp increase in broiler production and the implications this has for meat prices in 2015, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner. There was plenty of talk in early 2014 about the potential for higher chicken production given the decline in corn prices (remember corn went as high as $8 per bu. in the fall of 2012 to around $4.5/bu in the fall of 2013). That production growth failed to…

Using Robots to Get More Food from Raw Materials

Monday, January 05, 2015- Poultry Site - Can an industrial robot succeed both at removing the breast fillet from a chicken, and at the same time get more out of the raw materials? This is one of the questions to which researchers working on the CYCLE project now have the answer. This is the team behind the robot "Gribbot", who has a special eye for chicken. From left to right: Elling Ruud Øye, Ekrem Misimi and Aleksander Eilertsen at SINTEF. They have built a fully-functional robot in…

Keeping the hatchery clean and disinfected: Poultry Industry

By Colin Russell, 
consultant microbiologist, Aviagen, UK While hatcheries have been in use within the poultry industry for many years, growing in size and complexity, many of the issues relating to hatchery hygiene have not changed. Our greater understanding of cause and effect and our ability to identify monitor and control disease causing agents has given us more robust methods to protect our chicks from infection but at the same time more challenges to overcome. Periodically even the…

Get sensitized on upcoming threats for Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab

by Dr. Muhammad Rasheed - Lack of understanding on Policy Framework It's very satisfying that development of livestock sector has priority in discussion, presentation and implementation by all relevant icons. The whole scenario is leading towards “Reforms in Livestock Sector for Development”. The workable strategy already indicated in Livestock development strategy document by PRMP with approval of concerned authorities indicate shift from Curative to Preventive and Production. Moreover,…

Milking money in the dairy farm business: Success Story

December 28, 2014 - By Imran Rana FAISALABAD(Express): Eight years ago, after graduating from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Basharat Jaspal decided to try his luck in retail business. Today, when he looks back, he feels it was one of the best decisions of his life. Jaspal started a dairy farm with five buffaloes and climbed the success ladder. Within eight years, he became the owner of Sarbuland dairy and livestock farm in Faisalabad, which comprised over 500 buffaloes…

How to start Sheep Farming in Pakistan: Business

The most critical considerations or factors for success of the project are 1. Selection of Quality Sheep 2. Farm Management Livestock in Balochistan holds great potential towards contributing to increased incomes of the farmers. Growth in output has varied over the years, but in general has barely kept pace with population growth. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT & PRODUCT Following key parameters pertaining to subject pre-feasibility study are elaborated to briefly describe the…

How to Start a Fish Farming Business & Inland Fish Farming

If any body want to start fish farming business then here is a guide to help him/her make  dreams come true. Starting a fish farming business requires a lot of knowledge, skill and planning as the investor would have to look into a lot of variables to make the business possible. Though starting a fish farming business would require intensive study of both the actual technique in fish production as well as the expenses one has to invest for equipment, the fish farming business can prove to…

Seafood export stagnates as undersized fishing continues

December 26, 2014 - Anwar Khan - BR Report - The Pakistan's seafood export has widely stagnated for the continuing unchecked undersized fishing, sending alarms of a complete derelict government that failed to regulate the fisheries sector, exporters said on Thursday. The country's seafood export stagnated with less one percent growth to $148.500 million in July-November 2014-15 up by just $0.986 million from $147.514 million in July-November 2013-14, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics says.…

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