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March 31, 2015

Symposium on dairy animals


March 31, 2015

A TWO-DAY international symposium on Dairy Animal Reproduction with the theme “New knowledge, new practices” began at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Monday.
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali inaugurated the symposium organised by UVAS Department of Theriogenology in collaboration with the Society of Animal Reproduction Pakistan (SARP).
UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, former VC and SARP Patron-in-Chief Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmad were present. The event also featured lectures, poster contest sessions, presentations and group discussions covering the areas of animal reproduction, animal health, nutrition, and breeding and genetics.
A large number of national and international experts related to dairy animal reproduction from USA, Canada, Brazil, India, Turkey, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are attending the symposium.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Babar Ali said such symposium was very important for genetic improvement and development of local breeds adding the livestock sector was a rapidly growing sub-sector and central to the livelihood of rural people. He said it was a reality that livestock sector based on modern reproductive techniques in our country was in infancy and there was a lot of space for modern research based inputs. He also said there was a revolutionary development in poultry industry in Pakistan.
Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said the purpose of the symposium was to involve the livestock stakeholders for their inputs to achieve faster, better and shared development leading to economic gains at the same time fulfilling consumers and importers’ requirements.
A number of stalls of various companies were set up at the symposium.
Later, Syed Babar Ali and Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, delegates and guests visited the stalls and talked to stall owners asking about their products.

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