Vice Chancellor of the University of Veterinry and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said the poultry sector was most attractive for investment as it had become the second largest industry after textile in the country.
Talking to APP on Sunday, he said that livestock growth was not satisfactory a decade ago. When the university was establised the government as well as investors paid due attention with the association of university’s academia. It brought about a revolution in poultry and dairy sectors. Farmer also have to realize the importance of the livestock sector, he added.
Ten years back the share of livestock in agriculture GDP was 39 per cent which has now risen to 55.1 per cent, he said. The vice chancellor said the private sector had also contributed a lot to the livestock sector and set up modern slaughter houses. However, the VC called for setting up joint laboratories to ensure the quality of food and feed of livestock. He said the government should evolve a joint system to gauge the quality of food, feed as well as meat.
courtesy: The Nation