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    Silage Production In Pakistan New Season

  • Improving silage production

    THE Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board is mulling extending the ongoing silage production project for livestock and dairy farmers — adding two more districts to the existing four...

    The move aims to replace traditional green fodder which is facing a severe shortage and is said to be responsible for low milk production...

  • Silage feed gets takers in Toba

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Farmers, especially small dairy farm owners, are turning to silage feed in Toba Tek Singh, abandoning fresh fodder and cottonseed-cakes, to feed their animals...

    Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which is prepared with grass and traditional fodder crops but these days silage fodder is prepared by chopping maize plants with raw maize ears...

  • FCA to set production targets for Rabi season

    To be chaired by National Food Security and Research Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, the FCA will also set production targets for gram, lentil (masoor), onion and potato...

    Pakistan produced 26 million tonnes of wheat in the Rabi reason of 2016-17...

  • Higher cotton production likely this season

    KARACHI: Higher cotton production prospects for this season have brightened following sustained phutti (seed cotton) arrivals during the last fortnight...

    Figures released by the ginners’ body on Friday show the total cotton production up to Nov 15 stood at 8...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • Six races mark start of new season at LRC

    LAHORE: Six races in the summer meeting are scheduled at the start of the 2015-16 Lahore racing season at the Racecourse here on Sunday afternoon...

    As the new season starts there seems a great enthusiasm among those professionally involved in horse racing despite the scorching heat and muggy weather in the provincial metropolis...

  • Serena lands in New Zealand ahead of season opener

    AUCKLAND: Newly-engaged Serena Williams touched down in Auckland on Friday and quickly made her way to the court to hit some balls ahead of the start of her 2017 season...

    The 22-time Grand Slam singles champion announced her engagement on Thursday to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit, who accompanied her to New Zealand for the ASB Classic which starts on Thursday...

  • Five questions ahead of new Premier League season

    On the eve of the much-anticipated new season, we look at five key questions:Boasting a supremely talented squad and the unrivalled motivational skills of manager Jose Mourinho, there is little doubt champions Chelsea deservedly start their title defence as the bookmakers' favourites to retain the crown...

    Spain striker Diego Costa, a potent presence with his aggressive style and lethal finishing, bagged 20 goals in 26 league...

  • Iran announces new missile production line

    BEIRUT: Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran...

    Last week, the United States slapped new economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme, and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from a 2015 Iran nuclear accord...

  • New facility for tractor production

    THE decision of a Belarusian company to set up a facility in Pakistan to produce tractors for the local market has upset the domestic tractor industry, which fears losing its domination over the market...

    So far, Belarus, had been exporting 3,000-4,000 machines a year to Pakistan...

  • New policy to help cut wheat production price

    ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a new wheat price policy for this fiscal year with focus on reducing the cost of production instead of subsidy...

    A comparison of wheat support price in India and Pakistan, discussed at the annual consultative meeting for wheat crop 2015-16, organised by the Agriculture Policy Institute (API) on Thursday, shows that against Rs1,300 per 40kg, fixed by Pakistan, the Indian government gave wheat...

  • New data shows lower oil production this year: EIA

    NEW YORK: The US oil industry pumped less crude than initially estimated this year, according to new government data that offered the clearest look yet at the impact of drillers’ retrenchment in response to collapsing prices...

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said its new survey-based output data showed the United States pumped a hair below 9...

  • Syed Noor launches production of new film

    Ace film-maker Syed Noor should be praised for making the launch of his new film Chein Aey Na — which is just going into production — at a hotel on Monday evening just as long as the ceremony required it to be...

    Mr Noor said the cast of the movie included legends of the Pakistan film industry who to date were ruling the roost and had no substitutes...

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