State-of-the-art facilities for cows and buffaloes

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Provincial Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development, Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh has said that for the development of Sahiwal Cow, Nili Ravi buffalo and other breeds, a state-of-the-art semen production unit is under-construction at Khizar Abad which will produce one million semen doses annually.
This was stated by him while presiding over a meeting of Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board (PLDDB), here today. Chief Executive Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board Maj. General (R) Muhammad Ali Khan and other officers were also present on this occasion. Provincial Minister said that Punjab government is giving special attention of Livestock sector so that production of meat and milk could be increased. He told that Punjab government has allocated 2500 million rupees for the development of Livestock under Annual Development Programme.
Maj. Gen. (R) Muhammad Ali Khan, CEO PLDDB informed that 100 men as Artificial Insemination Assistant and 105 women as Livestock Extension Worker from districts Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan have been trained by PLDDB and are working in the field in their respective areas. In the second phase, 200 men and women belonging to districts Sialkot, Mianwali, Bhakkar and Narowal are being trained. He said that work is speedily in progress in silage making project. He said arrival of machinery is expected by the last week of April and soon silage will be available to the farmers at economical rate.
Malik Ahmed Ali Aulakh said Punjab government is taking special interest in the development of livestock sector and strengthening of economy through the development of this sector is among its top priorities. He said, project of PLDDB will play an important role in the development of livestock sector. He appreciated the activities of the Board.