Livestock & Dairy Development

INTRODUCTION

  • Major Player in the National Economy, Engine for Poverty alleviation.
  • According to Economic Survey of Pakistan 2017-18, Agriculture contributes about 24% to National GDP.
  • Share of Livestock 56.8% to Agriculture.
  • Share of Livestock 11.6% to National GDP.
  • livestock is an integral part (30-40%) of livelihood of about 30 to 35 million rural farmers.
  • Livestock recorded a growth of 3.76% compared to 2.99% period last year

MISSION STATEMENT

To improve service delivery under this sector, the Government will seek to do the following: Increasing per animal productivity, via a number of measures including genetic improvement, cross breeding and compliance to international standards:

  • Increasing the coverage and results of extension services
  • Improving animal husbandry
  • Improving regulation in livestock sector and the functioning of livestock markets, and focus on transformation of livestock business from subsistence to commercial ventures
  • Developing and implementing a Livestock Export Strategy
  • Providing nutritious food and improving the quality of semen
  • Bringing livestock farmers into formal sector through collective services
  • Adoption of modern techniques such as e-monitoring while encouraging farmers to use modern technology

Adoption of revolving fund measures to decrease reliance on the ‘gawala’ system

LIVESTOCK POPULATION, 2017-18

  1. COW = 146817
  2. BUFFALO=95056
  3. SHEEP=23172
  4. GOAT=154492
  5. CAMEL=509
  6. EQUINE=13047
  7. Poultry=751478