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THE BUFFALO: A LEGEND BEAST

There are more than 200 million buffaloes in the world, about one-ninth the numbers of cattle. The buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is entirely a different species from cattle (Bos taurus and Bos indicus) and there is no well-documented case of their interbreeding. Distinctively horned, coarse-skinned, wide muzzled and spindle-shanfeed, the massive …

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CONSTRAINTS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN

Livestock is a major sector in agriculture. Livestock accounts for 52.2 % of agricultural value added. It contributes 11% to Gross Domestic Products (GDP). About 30-35 million rural people depends directly or indirectly on livestock sector for their livelihoods. It has potential to absorb more rural workforce to alleviate rural …

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