Livestock sector: Punjab government, World Wide Sires sign accord

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board, Major General Muhammad Ali Khan (Retd) has expressed the hope of improvement in livestock sector as a result of training and research agreement between Punjab government and American company World Wide Sire. 

The agreement will result in increasing genealogical capacity of animals, increasing their production and availability of quality semen which will lead to boosting milk and meat productivity. He expressed these views during the signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding between Punjab government and World Wide Sires, which was attended by Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Irfan Elahi, officers of Livestock Department and other important personalities. 

Major General Muhammad Ali Khan (Retd) appraised the delegation about the activities of livestock sector through his detailed briefing. He said, under the agreement, both institutions will work in Punjab, which will make the farmers of Punjab prosperous, along with achieving self-sufficiency in the productivity of meat and milk. The Chief Executive Officer informed that the delegation has visited Semen Production Unit Khizarabad Sargodha, Pakistan Army Semen Production Unit Okara, Safaher Dairy Farm, AE Training Center Burj Attari, Nestle Dairy Farm Sukhaiki. The delegation has expressed its satisfaction. 

Members of the delegation said that Punjab has best breeding animals, and by improving their genealogical capability, Pakistan could achieve an important position in the livestock sector in the world. The delegation appreciated Chief Minister Punjab’s efforts for promotion and progress of livestock sector and praised the ongoing activities of Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board. The delegation also thanked Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board over their successful visit. 

Copyright Business Recorder, 2012

Muhammad Ramzan Rafique
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

I am from a small town Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Punjab , Pakistan, studied from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, on my mission to explore world I am in Denmark these days..

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