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Livestock 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 neighbouring countries.

Huge livestock losses feared in Sindh
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 & Dairy Ministry
The Federal Government issued notification, copy of which is available with, regarding transfer of five ministries, including the Livestock & Dairy Development Ministry, to the provinces and other federal ministries.

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.

The 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.

Livestock reduces poverty
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.

Returns from goat farming
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 (anthelmintics).

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.

The growing livestock farming
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                                       
Dr.Muhammad 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.;



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