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  • Qatar builds dairy industry in desert to ensure self-sufficiency in milk

    UMM HAWAYA: Deep in the Qatari desert, a herd of cows stands in a vast shed, cooled by fans and jets of mist — each animal a key player in a plan to defy a trade boycott and make the kingdom self-sufficient in milk by next year...

    But technology and the deep pockets of Baladna’s Qatari owners were compensating for the harsh environment, said Dore, an Irishman who previously worked for Saudi Arabian dairy giant Almarai...

  • 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...

  • Spilt milk: The woes of dairy farmers

    Once believed to be the harbinger of the ‘White Revolution’, lifting the country or at least rural Punjab out of poverty, there is great flux in the dairy sector today despite its many successes...

    In the last decade or so, the processing industry has not been able to grow beyond six to seven percent of total milk production...

  • SC prohibits dairy farmers from injecting cows to increase milk production

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Saturday prohibited dairy farmers from injecting hormones in cows and buffaloes to increase milk production, during a hearing of a case regarding tampered milk in Punjab...

    Hearing a suo motu case in the Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, the CJP said that injections given to cows and buffaloes lead to diseases like cancer in children and adults consuming the milk...

  • 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...

    The Belarusian ministry of food and agriculture organised an exhibition of milk and halal meat products produced in Belarus on the sidelines of the...

  • 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...

    Still, the country is the world’s third largest milk producer with over 50bn litres of annual milk production...

  • 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...

    Mr Raziq said that the price of fresh milk was also increasing and the quality deteriorating, adding that...

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