Department of Livestock Management

introduction

Department of Livestock Management was established during June,2020 in the Faculty of Animal Production & Technology University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. This university is the only in the country exclusively engaged in imparting education in the fields of veterinary and animal sciences. The department of Livestock Management is actively engaged in imparting education and hands on training in the fields of management and production of various species of livestock especially large and small ruminants. The department offers courses on livestock production / management at undergraduate (D.V.M., B.S. (Hons), B.S. (Hons) Dairy Technology and post graduate level (M. Phil. & Ph.D.). The department offers postgraduate degree programs i.e. M. Phil. and Ph.D. in disciplines of Livestock Management. Department also offers courses to two years’ diploma course Livestock Assistant program.

Staff Position

Chairman / Associate Professor

  1. Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Professor

  1. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdullah

Associate Professor

  1. Muhammad Qamar Shahid

Lecturers

  1. Dr. Imran Mohsin
  2. Mr. Muhammad Saadullah
  3. Dr. Hifz-ul-Rahman

HEC Approved Supervisors

  1. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdullah
  2. Muhammad Qamar Shahid
  3. Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Facilities

Principal Equipment

Salient Facilities/Services

    1. Milking Parlor cattle

    2. Silage/hay making

    3. Small ruminant training & research center

    4. Dairy animals training & research center

    5. Research and training demonstration dairy farm

Management strategies and livestock production related feasibilities.
Sale of animals for sacrificial purpose
Production  of milk
Farmer training and extension services

Degree Programs

  • MPhil & Ph.D. in Livestock Management

Courses Offered

Undergraduate:

DVM

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

LPRO

 Fundamentals of Livestock Production

2(1-1)

LPRO

 Animal Welfare and Ethics

1(0-1)

LPRO

 Beef and Mutton Production

2(1-1)

LPRO

Principles of Dairy Production

3(2-1)

 

Post Graduate:

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT (M.PHIL)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit  Hours

LSMG-1001

Dairy Production

4(3-1)

LSMG-1002

Milk Synthesis and Secretion

4(3-1)

LSMG-1003

Behavior and Welfare of Farm Animals

3(2-1)

LSMG-1004

Commercial Livestock Production

4(3-1)

LSMG-1005

Livestock Production in the Tropics

3(2-1)

LSMG-1006

Livestock Production on Ranges and Pastures

3(2-1)

LSMG-1007

Management of Draught Animals

3(2-1)

LSMG-1008

Beef Production

3(2-1)

LSMG-1009

Small Ruminants Production

3(2-1)

LSMG-1010

Recent Advances in Livestock Management

2(2-0)

LSMG-1011

Literature in Livestock Management-I

1(0-1)

LSMG-1012

Applied Statistical Tools for Animal Research-I

2(0-2)

LSMG-1013

Muscle Biology

2(2-0)

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT (Ph.D)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

LSMG-1031

Large Dairy Herd Management

4(3-1)

LSMG-1032

Lactation Biology

4(3-1)

LSMG-1033

Applied Livestock Behavior and Welfare

3(2-1)

LSMG-1034

Commercial Beef Production

3(2-1)

LSMG-1035

Applied Tropical Livestock Production

3(2-1)

LSMG-1036

Fodder Production, Pasture and Rangeland Management 

2(1-1)

LSMG-1037

Advanced Practices in Small Ruminants Production

3(2-1)

LSMG-1038

Current Research in Livestock Production

2(2-0)

LSMG-1039

Literature in Livestock Management-II

1(0-1)

LSMG-1040

Applied Statistical Tools for Animal Research-II

2(0-2)

LSMG-1041

Practicum in Livestock Science Teaching

1(0-1)

Development Activities

    • Small Ruminant Training and Research Center established at Ravi Campus and providing training and research facilities to the undergraduate and post graduate students
    • Establishment of Dairy Animals Training and Research Center at Ravi Campus.
    • National conference on “Latest Trends in Livestock Genomics” at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, June 24-25, 2009 was organized in collaboration with Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
    • Department also providing training and consultancy services to livestock farmers.

Projects: 

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

    • Research and training demonstration dairy farm. USAID, USDA (1.11 million US$).
    • Enhancing performance of buffalo through improved feeding management at different physiological stages upto first lactation. PARB funded (20.634 M).
    • Pilot study on sustainable data recording for buffalo production at commercial dairy operations. HEC funded (0.775)

Research projects Completed

    • Establishment of Poultry and Dairy Animals Training and Research Center, at UVAS, New Campus, Pattoki (432.00 millions)
    • Feeding management for optimum growth, early maturity and first lactation performance in Sahiwal cattle (ALP, 6.671 millions).
    • Establishment of Small Ruminants Training and Research Center, at UVAS, New Campus, Pattoki (38.05 millions)

Future Projects Planned:

    • Pilot study on sustainable data recording for buffalo production at commercial dairy operations. HEC-NRPU (1.4 M)
    • Development and optimization of body condition score for improved production and reproduction in Nili-Ravi buffaloes. PARB .

Books Published

    • Feed and Fodder (1995)
    • World Food Day (1996)
    • Application of Molecular Biology Tools for the Improvement of Livestock (2007)
    • Livestock Resources of Pakistan (2008)
    • Livestock Production (2013)
    • Livestock Management (Urdu)

 Measures taken to Enhance Academics

    • Establishment of research and training demonstration dairy farm.
    • Department has established a Small Ruminants Training and Research Center, Pattoki. This center will be helpful in hands on training and research on different aspects of sheep and goat production for under and post graduate students of the university.
    • Training and Research facilities will be available to undergraduate and postgraduate students of this department as well as other departments under the project “Establishment of Poultry & Dairy Animals Training and Research Center Pattoki, worth of Rs. 432 million.

Research Priorities

    • Management strategies and livestock production related feasibilities.
    • Development and evaluation of high yielding fodder/forage and establishment of viable grazing management system.
    • Studies on improved breeding, feeding, housing and reproduction management to maximize livestock production.