Livestock Dept asked to have liaison with private sector


Livestock & Dairy Development Department Secretary Nadeem Irshad Kayani visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore`s Ravi Campus Pattoki on Wednesday.
Meanwhile a detailed meeting was held at seminar room in Akram Complex Ravi Campus. Kayani presided over the meeting while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, UVAS senior faculty members and officials from Livestock Department were present.
Speaking on the occasion, the secretary Livestock took interest in internship programme for students for their professional capacity building. He urged to strengthen Livestock Department farms as a demonstration farms where researchers and post graduate students can get maximum knowledge and skills.
He suggested to make strong liaison with private sector for students internship regarding their fields in poultry, dairy and livestock. He said veterinarian must know about the analytical skills and report writing skills. He also sought suggestions and identifying opportunities in CEPC for livestock sector. He appreciated UVAS state-of-the-art facilities, quality of education & research.
Earlier Prof DrMasoodRabbanigave presentation about the work plan and methodology of project including livestock information management center, disease control for OIE compliance, livestock product development center, livestock entrepreneur and human resource development.He said in future Ravi CampusPattoki want to promote as technology based agro-livestock tourism place where professionals know how for clear misconception about poultry feed and meat, wildlife and pet breeding facilities, educational planned visit of collages & universities students and demonstrating whole process of livestock raising from crop production, feed formulation, quality testing, feeding practices, milk and meat production and value edition& processing.
He also mentionedRavi campus state of the art facilities like Central Laboratories Complex (CLC), Ostrich Farms, Zoological Museum, wildlife cages &Fish Hatchery, civic engagement, Vaccine production unit, Milk plant, Clinics (clinical Centrum) and Foreign Faculty Hostels etc.