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Punjab Livestock making all-out efforts to deal with animal diseases

September 09, 2014 - BR Report - Punjab Livestock Department is making all out efforts to ensure provision of different medicines and vaccination against different animal diseases in the province. This was stated by the Chief Minister's Special Assistant on livestock Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad in a statement issued here on Monday. He said there is apprehension of spread of different diseases amongst cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats and chicken because of heavy rains and flood. He said that…

Asia’s biggest cattle market inaugurated in Karachi

September 07, 2014 - BR Report - Sacrificial animals coming to the Karachi cattle market (Maweshi Mandi) are exempted from tax till Eid ul Azha and no tax on entry of these animals to Karachi through the National Highway and the Super Highway is being charged, said Commissioner of Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui while inaugurating Asia's biggest cattle market on the Super Highway near Sohrab Goth here on Saturday. The Commissioner of Karachi said the city administration was taking all…

Sacrificial animals market set up at Sohrab Goth

September 05, 2014 - BR Repprt - Some 10,000 sacrificial animals have, so far, entered the cattle market set up at Sohrab Goth for the ensuing Eid-Azha. Spreading over 700 acres of land, the Sohrab Goth cattle market has 22 blocks which include three `VIP blocks'. Sources told this correspondent that makeshift branches of different banks would also be set up at the market with ATM facility. A spokesman for the cattle market said that the organisers with a view to providing safe…

Feed Composition for Cattle and Sheep

by T.L. Stanton and S.B. LeValley1 (6/2010) Quick Facts... - Obtain and use actual feedstuff analysis whenever possible for ration formulation. - If feedstuff compositional data is impossible to determine, tabulated data is the next best source of information. - Since moisture content of feeds can vary greatly, it is important to express feedstuff composition on a dry matter basis. - Nutrition research spanning more than 100 years has defined the nutrients required by animals. Using…

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…

Complete ban imposed on export of live animals: minister

November 21, 2013 Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan on Wednesday said that government has imposed complete ban on the export of live animals. He said this while addressing the launching ceremony of three-tier training programmes for meat industry workers, supervisors and managers in collaboration with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and USAID Agribusiness Project. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the…

The spirit of sacrifice

October 16, 2013 ASIM QADEER RANA ISLAMABAD - Braving price hike, millions of Muslims are set to celebrate Eidul Azha in Pakistan today (Wednesday). “The prices of animals are out of our reach. I fear, we have to celebrate Eid without sacrificing an animal,” said Naeem Bangish, a teacher, while talking to this scribe. Naeem is not alone in the line of fire as the majority of the buyers in the cattle market of Islamabad complained the same. The low income groups and salaried classes…

Livestock business gets a boost

Foreign aid agencies of two developed countries are assisting Pakistan’s two major provinces to develop their livestock sector on sound lines. These are Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). JICA has signed an agreement with Sindh government to help revive its livestock potential under a five-year project. The project marks the beginning of implementation of a livestock development master plan jointly worked out…

With no floods, small livestock investors expect better returns

October 15, 2013 By Farhan Zaheer Small investors associated with the business of raising livestock in Sindh, especially new investors from Karachi, are expecting better returns on their investments this Eidul Azha – a sigh of relief after massive floods in 2010 and 2011 swept away thousands of cattle in the province. The back-to-back devastating floods not only destroyed livelihood of rural farmers and livestock investors, they also discouraged investors from urban areas from…

Sacrificial animals: sky-high prices slacken Eid celebrations in KP

October 15, 2013 With just a day left before Eid-ul-Azha, sky-high prices reduced the zeal of Peshawarities, visiting the cattle market as window shoppers' rather serious buyers. The prices of bull at the Peshawar Ring Road market ranged at Rs 100,000 to Rs 150,000 with the average going rates in Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000. While, the prices of goats and lambs varied from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000, depending on the size and breed of the animals, according to survey conducted by us here on…

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