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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…

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,…

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…

Babesiosis in Small Ruminants: A Summer Nightmare

Dr. Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Dr. M. SohailSajid, Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal The importance of sheep and goats in rural economy is demonstrated by their economic characteristics particularly of goats. Their ability to get adjusted under expandedagroclimaticsituations, high fertility and short generation interval make them prevalent among farmers. Economically they are ideally suitable for poorer rural people especially for low and landless laborers by their low cost maintenance, short-term return on…

Haemonchosis: A Threat To Small Ruminants

Pakistan is an agricultural country and its economy is mostly based upon agriculture and its sub-sectors. According to the economic survey of Pakistan (2013), agriculture sector accounts 21.4% of GDP. Livestock sector has a huge share of 55.4 % in agriculture and 11.9% in the total GDP, thus this sector is said to be the backbone of economy of Pakistan. There are about 28.8 million heads of sheep and 64.4 million heads of goats in Pakistan. These small ruminants are a major source of…

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