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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…

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…

Nestle Pakistan launches safe milk movement

November 20, 2013 Nestle Pakistan and Tetra Pak Pakistan co-launched their 'Pakistan Safe Milk Movement' aimed at to educate every Pakistani on the importance of consuming milk that is safe and giving enough awareness to everyone to be able to understand how milk could be unsafe and the subsequent adverse effects on health owing to the consumption of unsafe milk. Syed Babar Ali, a renowned entrepreneur and the member board of directors, Nestle Pakistan, while speaking at the occasion said…

Government to establish milk processing unit in Bajaur Agency

October 19, 2013 The Federal Government plans to establish a Milk Processing Unit for provision of good quality milk for local tribal people in Bajuar Agency, for which Rs 200 million has been estimated, according to official sources. The sources said the project has been so far taken up with donor agencies, for seeking required financial assistance, to immediately materialise it, which would be benefited those people who are associated with livestock industry. The project would also handy…

Economic Survey of Pakistan & Livestock Sector

Livestock is an important sector in Pakistan’s economy and contributes about 11.9 percent in the GDP of Pakistan. Livestock sector is considered to be a net source of invariable income for rural and middle grade agri-business holders.  Moreover it can play a major role in poverty alleviation in rural areas of Pakistan. Livestock sector contributed about 55.4 percent in year 2012-13 in the agriculture sector as compared to the 55.3 percent in year 2011-12. There is no considerable improvement…

Regularising milk & dairy business: amendment to laws needed to save people from intake of bacteria

September 5, 2013 Considering the health hazards of loose milk, amendment to food laws of Pakistan regarding sale of milk by minimum pasteurisation law across Pakistan, is urgently needed to save people from intake of possible bacteria as all types of milk and dairy products have the potential to transmit pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms to human beings, according to stakeholders here. Although so far, there is no legal framework in place, which could regularise the milk and dairy…

Got Hemp Milk? The Benefits of Hemp Milk

Aug 11, 2013 by Joe Martino Hemp milk is an incredibly nutritious and tasty alternative to cows milk as it supplies the body with essential nutrients without the harm that dairy causes to the body. For some, it is an ethical choice to not drink animals milk, for others it is an intolerance. Others choose to avoid it for reasons of making healthier choices while others drink it as they want the nutritional benefits and like the taste. Whatever the circumstance, is it possible that we…

Development of rural milk producers

USAID’s Entrepreneurs Project signs MoU with 2 cos ISLAMABAD: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Entrepreneurs Project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Shakarganj Food Private Limited and Hashoo Foundation with the aim to further promote economic development of rural milk producers in the dairy sub-sector. The Entrepreneurs Project, which is implemented by the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is training over 70,000 rural…

Got milk?

Friday, May 24, 2013 Syed Ovais Akhtar Milk and milk products are nutritious food items containing numerous essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamins and iron. It is the first food that a child feeds on and is also an important kitchen item. In the average Pakistani household, milk is given more importance than let’s say flour. But despite the high levels of inflation in recent years, flour remains within the purchasing power of the common man while the same cannot be said for…

Milk Adulteration: Livestock & Dairy

Milk is a great blessing of nature. It is a complete food from the few months baby to the elder person. It provides the entire elements needed by a body for its development and growth such as protein, water, carbohydrates, minerals, fat and vitamins. It not only provides power but also enhances immunity to fight against many different types of pathogens. It is necessary for the growth of bones and for the blood clotting. It fulfills body’s calcium requirement. 100g of cow’s milk contains…

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