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Raw Milk Preservation

Pakistan is the 5th largest producer of milk in the world. Milk is predominantly produced in small units largely in the far flung rural areas. Because of its perishable nature and traditional unhygienic handling practices, many a times it gets spoiled, particularly in the summer season. To avoid spoilage milk, …

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Livestock lost in floods to be compensated next month

  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will start compensating the flood-hit livestock owners of the province from next month to help them stand on their feet, says Provincial Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development, Hidayatullah Khan. “The verification record of losses and damages incurred to livestock sector due to devastating floods …

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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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