The Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak along with UVAS Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, President Ostrich Association of Pakistan Raja Tahir Latif and Associate Prof Department Meat Science and Technology Dr Muhammad Hayat Jaspal inaugurates ostrich meat sale on regular basis to people for during weekly meat sale off days (Tuesday & Wednesday) at UVAS Meat Outlet.
The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab and Ostrich Association of Pakistan organised ostrich meat sale ceremony at UVAS meat outlet on Abdul Qadir Jillani (Outfall) Road Lahore on Tuesday.
Talking to media on the occasion, Livestock Minister said that for the profitability of ostrich farming community and also for the development of ostrich farming in Punjab the sale of ostrich’s meat allow by Government of the Punjab in during meat-off days (Tuesday & Wednesday) on regular basis for providing safe and high quality meat to people.
He said for the facilitation of peoples on Tuesday & Wednesday the ostrich meat will be available for sale in private butcher shops and other departmental stores in all over the Punjab. He also spoke about the nutrient benefits of ostrich for the health of human body. He said enhancing of milk and meat production is on priority of Punjab Government.
He said Punjab Government also focused to control disease related issues like Foot & mouth deadly diseases which is the bottlenecks in development of livestock sector.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that the aim of this project was to connect the consumer with farmer and help farmers to have easy access to market for improving their economic status.
A large number of peoples from civil society, livestock department officials and UVAS faculty members were attended on the occasion.