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Emerging Industry Needs to Form Poultry Club

by 5m Editor
31 October 2011, at 10:58am

PAKISTAN - Leading academics at a Lahore university says that the poultry sector is the country's second emerging industry.

The dean of the faculty of fisheries and wildlife at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Professor Dr Muhammad Akram, has said that egg consumption in Pakistan is 67 per person per year, which is far less than up to 350 eggs in advanced countries, reports Pakistan Observer. He said the poultry sector was becoming an emerging industry after textiles in the country.

He said this while speaking at a seminar held on Sunday. Egg consumption in our neighbouring country, India, is 92 per person per year, which is producing 2,740,000 million eggs per year while Pakistan has a production of 12,800 million eggs per year, he added.

The dean faculty of animal production and technology of the UVAS, Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, said the university was making close ties with the poultry industry and could resolve challenges and problems through research. Dr Pasha said that it was a dire need to establish a Poultry Club.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) North Zone Chairman, Dr Arched Hanif, said Egg Day was celebrated throughout the county, adding that the association had already organized a workshop and festival in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Poultry Research Institute Rawalpandi, Karachi and Multan. Dr Arshad explained that egg promoted healthy hair and nails because of its high sulphur content and vitamins and minerals, according to Pakistan Observer.