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Animal smuggling causing meat price hike: UVAS VET

and illegal export of animals to neighbouring counties are main causes of shortage of meat and its price hike in the country, University of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (UVAS) Dr Nawaz said on Sunday.
He was talking to the APP. Nawaz said that around 0.2 million animals were reportedly smuggled abroad every month. He said that one kilogrammes feed increased one kilogramme of beef and two kilogrammes feed raised one kilogramme of white meat while one kilogrammes feed was enough for enhancing two and a half kilogrammes of fish meat, therefore, attention be paid to fish farming in the country, which would not only increase low-cost meat production but also bring down cholesterol.
“Another way to enhance meat production is adoption of the scientific way of breeding including insemination of foreign breeds with local goats and cows, farming for meat instead of slaughtering weak and other animals which have been dry for milk, this would definitely augment meat production to around 25 percent,” he claimed. The UVAS VC stressed upon the need for revamping slaughter houses on scientific lines, setting up of livestock business and research centres besides developing tendencies of farming for meat instead of slaughtering weak and dry animals.



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