Lahore, November 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has encouraged the new entrepreneurs to invest in dairy sector. In this connection a one day training program was held the other day with a special focus on “Calf Rearing” in collaboration with ALTECH Pakistan and ASALPAR Farm.
Mr. Alamgir Chaudhry, CEO SMEDA commenting on the significance of dairy sector said that realizing the growth potential of Dairy and Livestock Sector in the country, SMEDA was endeavoring to build awareness and capacity of the SMEs involved in dairy business. “We are striving to improve productivity and profitability of this sector by disseminating the latest production and marketing techniques being implemented in the modern world”, he added.
The renowned dairy experts; Dr. Shahzad Jadoon and Dr. Waqas while addressing the training program introduced the international best practices to have potential profitability of the dairy sector and urged the local farmers to implement these practices at the dairy farms in the full swing.
Dr. Shahzad Jadoon said that there was a huge potential of profitability and growth in the sector if proper feed and disease management practices are implemented by the farmers. He gave a detailed presentation on this occasion on the best practices for calf rearing which were required to be implemented by farmers to compete with the international players and increase profitability. He was confident that Pakistani farmers could obtain huge benefits by adopting these best practices.
Mr. Javed Afzal, Manager SMEDA while speaking on the occasion welcomed the participants and also thanked ALTECH and ASALPAR Farm for helping the farmers in building their capacity. Mr. Muhammad Tayyab Advocate, on behalf of the local farming community, expressed deep gratitude to SMEDA and ALTECH on arranging such a useful training program for the local dairy farmers. He emphasized upon the participants to avail the benefits also from other initiatives of SMEDA.
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