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  • Pakistan among top three dairy producers

    ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says Pakistan is among the three countries in Asia and Pacific region which are the world’s top dairy producing countries...

    The total value of Asian dairy production exceeded $110 billion in 2013, and figured in the three top commodities in the region in terms of gross value of production...

  • Pakistan, Belarus to cooperate in dairy farming

    ISLAMABAD: The second meeting of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Working Group on Agriculture concluded here on Friday with the signing of protocols which laid the negotiating platform for creation of joint ventures to produce dairy products in Pakistan using raw materials imported from Belarus...

    As a follow-up to the decisions taken at the joint working group’s first meeting, Pakistan has submitted to Belarus protocols for phytosanitary...

  • Dutch ambassador visits dairy farm

    LAHORE: Dutch Ambassador Marcel de Vink visited the first pedigree Dutch dairy cows in Pakistan during a visit to Nishat Dairies in Kot Sarwar near Sukheke...

    “It is great to see for myself that these tough animals from my country now thrive in Pakistan,” said ambassador De Vink...

  • Zero-rated tax regime: dairy sector’s fears

    The Pakistan Dairy Association fears that the sector may be removed from the zero-rating tax regime in fiscal year 2015-16...

    But this threat looms over the dairy sector every year on the budget eve and the association carries out a campaign against any change...

  • A modern dairy farm with a difference

    ) Ltd is an integrated state-of-the art ‘grass-to-glass system’ dairy farm in Sindh...

    It is the country’s second-largest dairy farm and is one of the major suppliers of milk and value-added dairy products...

  • Training workshop on dairy farming

    LAHORE: The Department of Theriogenology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised a one-day training workshop on ‘precision dairy farming’ at the Ravi Campus here on Tuesday...

    Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique chaired the workshop and emphasised the importance of the precision dairy farming in commercial farming...

  • Threat to dairy farming

    A RECENT policy paper on ‘Import of milk and whey powders in Pakistan’ defines how these imports are slowly destroying the local dairy sector, contributing to rural poverty and playing havoc with people’s health...

    Authored by the Centre for Applied Policy Research of University of Veterinary and Animal Science, the paper maintains that the local dairy sector has been on a decline for the last four years...

  • RFC to invest in dairy sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Royal FrieslandCampina (RFC), a major dairy food company, has decided to invest in the dairy food sector in Pakistan...

    The delegation informed the finance minister about RFC’s plan to invest in the dairy and food sector in Pakistan...

  • Developing dairy sector on commercial lines

    DESPITE a huge potential for growth, the dairy sector remains stuck in a groove, operating mostly in informal sector with very little incentive to grow on commercial lines...

    However, the processed dairy sector, a latter-day form of this old business, is creating a consumer pool for itself in the urban centres...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Infant dairy industry attracts global players

    THOUGH India is the world’s largest producer of milk, accounting for almost a fifth of global production, the dairy industry in the country is still at a nascent stage...

    Despite the relatively low level of maturity of the sector, India’s dairy industry is attracting the attention of global players as well as domestic bigwigs...

  • Growers seek govt support to set up dairy farms, preserve fruit

    PESHAWAR: Farmers belonging to different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have expressed dissatisfaction over the role of agriculture and livestock department and demanded of the government to provide them appropriate facilities for preservation of fruits and setting up of dairy farms to overcome shortage of milk in their areas...

    He also suggested establishment of dairy farms at every village level so that the consumers could avail of...

  • PM relief package has ‘nothing’ for small dairy farmers

    KARACHI: Investment in large-scale dairy farms has come to a complete halt while many commercial farms have closed down in the country due to non-favourable policies of the government towards the dairy sector...

    These views were shared by representatives of the Corporate Dairy Farmers Association (CDFA) with journalists during a media visit to a big corporate dairy farm developed on modern lines...

  • Dairy farmers quitting industry as milk production cost surges

    KARACHI: “I have been spending sleepless nights for the past many months since my business almost ruined that left me heavily indebted,” claimed Mohammad Irshad, a dairy farmer in his 70s, while sharing with the media on Thursday his grievances over the prevailing milk crisis in Karachi...

    “Dairy farmers have been selling fresh unpasteurized milk to wholesalers at the same price for the past two years, while input costs including feed...

  • Banned hormone still in use in dairy business despite health hazards

    KARACHI: A genetically engineered hormone used to enhance milk production in buffaloes and dairy cows is still being sold in parts of the metropolis despite the ban imposed on its import and sale across the country, it emerged on Tuesday...

    In Pakistan, the sources added, the hormone had been in use for the past many years and its recent ban was said to have caused a significant drop in the production of fresh unpasteurized milk... ...

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