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Livestock & Dairy

Livestock plays an important role in the economy of the country and is at the heart of the rural socioeconomic system. It is a net source of foreign exchange earnings contributing significantly in this vital area. Most importantly, more than 8 million rural small and landless farmers raise livestock, making it an ideal sector for attacking rural poverty in the country. Furthermore, as livestock makes up almost 50 % of the agriculture value added, the future high growth in agriculture is expected to be led by the livestock sector.

Use of dogs for heat detection in farm animals

Imaad Rashid and Prof. (R) Dr. Ghulam Muhammad August 16, 2014 Efficient heat detection is a persistent challenge on most dairy farms for optimal reproductive efficiency. Failure to detect heat in a timely manner is associated with several problems including:(a) Longer calving intervals lower life time milk production and fewer calves.(b) Breeding of cows unsuitable for insemination leads to decrease conception rates and wasted semen as well as time.(c) Combinations of unrecognized…

Silage

1. Introduction 2. What is Corn Silage? 3. Best Practices of Silage Preparation    3.1. Selection of Corn Hybrid    3.2. Construction of Bunker    3.3. Harvesting at Proper Time    3.4. Use of Inoculants    3.5. Compaction    3.6. Sealing    3.7. Silage Feeding 4. What are Inoculants?      1. Introduction Livestock farming is growing rapidly in Pakistan. Better performing Genetics, ideal Environment and Nutrition are three basic principles for profitable farming. In Pakistan…

Tick vaccine development: Livestock

By Umair Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Chaudhry Introduction Blood-feeding parasites have been reported to be the vectors of broad spectrum of disease agents since a long history. Ticks are one of those blood-sucking arthropods, responsible for a huge variety of heavy economic losses, caused by the direct effect of infestation, by injecting their toxins, through high morbidity and mortality, or by damaging the hides, and most importantly the reduction in production by lowering the performance of…

CM wants Livestock and Dairy Dept to improve performance

May 28, 2014 LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that livestock, dairy farming and agriculture are important sectors of national economy and Pakistan has been blessed by Allah Almighty with water, weather, human resource, livestock and other bounties. He said that Livestock and Dairy Development Department can hugely contribute to making the country economically self-sufficient however performance of this department has not been up to the required standard during…

Livestock: Artificial insemination in buffalos

May 26, 2014 DR FAZAL WADOOD- PT Report Livestock, a major component of agriculture sector, contributes 55.1 percent to agriculture value added and 11.5 percent to national GDP. Almost 35-40 million of rural population is engaged with livestock and its related activities. Rapid increase in human population and less milk production are among the main issues faced by Pakistan. Consequently, Pakistan has to import dry milk and other related products, which is seriously affecting the…

Moneymaker: Milk could become the country’s white gold

Published: April 28, 2014- Express Tribune KARACHI: In terms of total tradable white milk, Pakistan is the third largest milk producing country in the world with annual turnover of 20 billion litres, according to 2012 official estimates. India and the US are the largest and second largest, producing 54 billion litres and 21 billion litres respectively. By contrast, Pakistan is at least 4 billion litres short of meeting local demand, ending up as a net importer of milk products. It ranks…

Livestock Recognition through Punjab Animal Registration & Identification System (PARIS)

Dr. Muhammad Rasheed 1.    Rationality: Pakistan, especially Punjab, is an agro-livestock based economy. Livestock & Dairy sector is the main segment of agro-economy playing a key role in providing major source of animal protein in shape of milk, meat and eggs to the consumers. In 2010-11 livestock constituted 11.5 % of the total GDP and accounted for about 55.1% of agricultural value added at the micro level. Punjab province of Pakistan possess tremendous resources of agriculture…

Basic differences between live and killed vaccines

By Dr.Zaytoon Zaheer Deputy Editor Veterinary News & Views Vaccine is a  preparation of a weakened or inactivated (killed) pathogen or of a portion of the pathogen’s structure that upon administration stimulates antibody production against the pathogen but is potentially incapable of causing severe infection. Three  key components required for successful vaccination are: A) An efficacious and properly handled vaccine. B) Well functioning immune system within the animal. C) Adequate…

Livestock insurance: Farmers not educated enough to derive benefits

By Khawaja Amer Published: December 1, 2013 According to a Food and Agriculture Organisation (1997) report, the best buffaloes are available in Pakistan, which have been termed ‘Black Gold of Asia’ and average yield per lactation has been recorded at 1,800 to 2,500 litres while few species can produce up to 6,000 litres in 305 days. There are about 25 and 27 million cattle and buffaloes respectively in the country. The Landhi Cattle Colony is the world’s biggest concentration of…

World Milk Supplies up 43% in 15 years

(An article from British Dairy Nov 2013 vol 20, No. 1 As most of Europe has stagnated milk production with quotas for nearly 30 years, the rest of the world has moves on, and upwards. The top 50 milk producing countries in the world-from India 143, USA 86.12 and Pakistan 42.84 million tonnes  to Nepal 1.8 million tonnes have increased Milk production by 210 m tonnes (+43%) in the past 15 years. This is according to latest analysis by the German based IFCN published in Dairy Industry…

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