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Taunsa Sharif to have model livestock farm

LAHORE - As per the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, a model livestock farm will be set up in Taunsa Sharif. Official sources said here on Sunday that Punjab Livestock Secretary Capt (retired), Saqib Zafar and Secretary Livestock South Punjab visited Taunsa Sharif and inspected 400 kanal of proposed land in ‘Mouza Chat Pani Salari.’ Saqib Zafar said that setting up of livestock farm in the area would promote livestock sector at local level.

Innovation, research key to transforming livestock sector

HYDERABAD: Research and innovation are key to transforming the livestock sector and realising its potential in Pakistan, said the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) livestock policy specialist Khawar Parvez Awan on Friday. He expressed these views while presenting a proposed 'Livestock Action Plan' for Sindh during a public consultation workshop organised by the FAO and Sindh Livestock and Fisheries Department to validate the plan under the Sindh Agriculture Policy…

How to Start an Ostrich Farm: Livestock Business

by Benjamin Aries - Small Business Chron - Cows and corn are often the first images that come to mind when thinking about farms, but many non-traditional types of farms also exist. Ostrich farming is one type of agriculture that can have many advantages. According to Mother Earth News, ostriches produce meat and consume resources at a ratio that is much more profitable than beef cattle. A ostrich farm requires only a small areas of land and can generate revenue in several different ways.…

Bane of agricultural sector

January 13, 2015 - Adnan Falak - Nation - 2014 has been one of the worst years for the agricultural sector in Pakistan. It witnessed floods, inundating swathes of croplands, culminating in a price crash of at least two major crops, and causing the loss of billions to the agricultural sector. Environmental changes, natural disasters, lack of regulation and predatory profiteering are draining the lifeblood from our agricultural sector. Left unchecked, this situation can undermine our…

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,…

Karachi hit by foot-and-mouth disease 954 times this year

December 28, 2014 - Faiza Ilyas KARACHI(Dawn): With tens of thousands of cattle head being transported from across the country to Karachi every month, the city has been witnessing food-and-mouth disease outbreaks much more frequently than the combined figures of the thre e other provinces, it emerged on Saturday. In the city, 954 outbreaks of the disease were recorded out of the total 1,119 and 2,591 outbreaks that have been reported from across Sindh and the rest of the…

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 Feed Nine Billion People Sustainably

Tuesday, December 24, 2014- Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it does not really stack up, according to Dr Peter Barnard, Director of Trade, Market access and Industry Strategy with Meat & Livestock Australia. Global meat consumption is forecast to almost double by 2050, when there will be a projected 9.1 billion people to feed.…

L&DDD launches pilot project to ensure 100 percent vaccination

December 24, 2014 - BR Report - The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DDD) has decided to launch a pilot project for ensuring 100 percent vaccination of cows, buffaloes, sheep, goat and poultry in the province besides bringing down prices of 17 types of vaccination from 25 percent to 80 percent. This was disclosed by Chief Minister's Special Assistant on Livestock Muhammad Arshad Jutt while chairing a departmental meeting here on Tuesday. Speaking at the meeting,…

Saarc experts plan increase in high-yielding buffaloes

December 17, 2014 LAHORE: A five-member delegation from the Saarc Agriculture Centre Dhaka, Bangladesh, visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Monday and discussed with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and livestock experts the ways to produce high-yielding dairy buffaloes in the Saarc countries. According to a press release issued on Monday, the delegation comprised Dr Muhammad Nure Alam Siddiky (delegation head) and Dr Talukder Nurun Nahar…

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