STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, has said that the short-term private sector insemination training workshops are playing havoc with the livestock as well as small farmers.

“The private sectors one-month training workshops are insufficient to impart quality practical training, thus leading to complication for animals. Indirectly, the small farmers are also facing the brunt of complication to animal health,” Dr. Pasha said while addressing a two-day training workshop on livestock extension services here.

He called for launching an initiative to start long-term and effective training in order to improve animals health and reproduction process.

The workshop was organized by Agriculture Support Linkages Progamme (ASLP) in collaboration with Charles Sturt University (CSU) Australia and UVAS.

Categorically pointing out the bitter reality regarding the semen production, Dr Pasha said that 2.5 million semen doses are produced by public sector and 3.5 million doses by private sector.

“The small livestock farmers are the actual assets of the countrys livestock farming but they are facing tremendous challenges to run their businesses,” he said.

In his presentation, ASLP Project Manager Hassan Mehmood Warraich explained about the farm management techniques and the right way of dissemination, effective extension services and added that the ASLP is working on community farm development.

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