smuggling makes meat dearer
The National Price Monitoring Committee has
taken serious note of increase in beef and mutton prices and
called for measures to control smuggling of livestock to
Huge livestock losses feared
In the current deluge in Sindh, livestock
owners, especially some poor farmers have been forced to
sell their animals at throwaway prices while Eidul Azha is
just round the corner.
Govt devolves Livestock &
The Federal Government issued notification,
copy of which is available with pakissan.com, regarding
transfer of five ministries, including the Livestock & Dairy
Development Ministry, to the provinces and other federal
0.320m animals exported
The Senate was informed on Friday that as
many as 3,20,489 animals were exported to different
countries under the commercial export of live animals
through open policy since May, 2009.
Livestock sector is a victim of neglect
Dairy farming, better milk and meat production would
strengthen the economy of the country. But due to a lack of
access to livestock officials and facilities, farmers fail
to benefit from new methods of farming.
Livestock market: protecting animals against diseases
A VERY big livestock market is set up in Karachi every year
for about a month during Eid-ul-Azha where over one million
animals - about 0.4 million large ruminants and more than
0.6 million small ruminants - are brought from various parts
of the country.
Livestock Revolution: Pathway to Poverty Alleviation
Globally demand for meat and milk rose greatly in the last
20 years. It will double in the next 20 years. The
skyrocketing orders are fuelling massive increases in
livestock production in poor countries.
THE share of crops in value-addition in agriculture has
gradually declined from 65.1 per cent in 1990-91 to 47.5 per
cent in 2005-06, while the share of livestock has increased
from 29.8 to 49.6 per cent.
SHEEP and goat farming has a great scope in Sindh due to
climatic conditions, canal network, forest areas, pastures
within valleys, grass along canal and road sides, and
efficient labour force.
Non-chemical methods to control parasites in livestock
THERE are many different species of nematode parasites that
infect livestock but only few parasite species cause major
problems, notably Haemonchus, Teladorsagia, Trichostrongylus,
Nematodirus and Cooperia spp. The conventional method to
control is with the use of synthetic chemotherapeutic drugs
Overview of Participatory Epidemiological tools
The Transboundry animalís diseases are great threat for the
lives of animals/ livestock in the global village (WORLD).
In those part of the world where TAD (Transboundry Animals
Disease) Especially Rinderpest still exists, eradication
will be achieved by a process of Participatory Disease
Surveillance and intensive vaccination of infected
population if found.
Livestock is the second important sector of agriculture.
While the share of agriculture in GDP declined from 26 in
1986-87 to 24 per cent in 2003-04, the share of livestock
went up from eight to 11.4 per cent during that period.
USDA, the United Nations, and Pakistan
Unite to Fight FMD
Afzal of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
holds up a bottle of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine to
show what happens when the cold chain is broken.