US Agriculture Counsellor visits UVAS

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Staff Reporter

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Counsellor Christopher Rittgers along with Senior Agriculture Specialist Mr Asmat Raza from the US Embassy Islamabad visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore.

He stressed expanding collaboration during a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmed and senior professors.

Vice-Chancellor University of Education Lahore Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and representatives from the Pakistan Dairy Association Dr Muhammad Zubair, Prof Dr Aleem Bhatti, commercial dairy farmer, farm manager and a number of stakeholders from public & private dairy industries, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) faculty members and deans were present.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that primary objectives of his visit was to expand collaboration with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), especially in the areas of dairy herd management, food safety & food security, animal nutrition, food processing, poultry and beef.

He sought suggestions and success stories of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Holstein Dairy Project, challenges like herd management, heat stress and training of the faculty, farmers, students and farm managers for their capacity building.

On the occasion, Mr Asmat Raza lauded the state-of-the-art facilities at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and its trained human resource experiences regarding uplift of dairy sector.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad showed a video documentary of UVAS to the delegation to give an overview of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) research, development interventions and student strength along with national and international collaboration.

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