Stakeholder call for joint effort enhance meat export
LAHORE (13-04-17): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised a consultative meeting on “Emerging Scenario in Regional Meat Market and Role of Pakistan” here on Thursday in city campus Lahore.
The Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali and UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I) co-chaired the meeting and sought suggestions and technical inputs from the relevant stakeholders about the emerging scenario in regional meat market and role of Pakistan for enhancement of meat export in international market. Chairman Punjab Agriculture & Meat Company (PAMCO) Mumtaz Khan Manais, CEO (PAMCO) Muhammad Ilyas Ghauri and a large number of researchers, academician, farmers, professionals, stakeholders and representative from public and private sector attended the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Babar Ali said that our neighbor India is largest beef exporter in the world and is also a major competitor in regional meat export market comprising gulf countries, China and Malaysia, so in this matter with the help of this forum all experts should share their knowledge, experiences and find out impediments involve in meat export and make farmers friendly policies.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor said that UVAS doors always open for the professionals come from public and private sectors for their assistance to uplift meat industry of the country. He said through this forum we need to make affective policies for the development of meat industry and meat export which will boost agricultural and national economy.
The meeting participants put forward various suggestions, they urged that it is direly need of time to establish a meat association as soon as possible for solving various issues/problems currently facing by the meat industry, farmers training conducted regarding breed improvement and livestock feedlot fattening and enhance fodder production for the nutrition of animals and all these steps will be viable, sustainable and more beneficial for farming community.