LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mashooq Ali Bhutto Patron in Chief
B.Sc. Animal Husbandry (UK)
M.Sc. Agriculture (UK)
Diploma "Livestock Breeding and Research" Animal Breeding Research Institute, (Rome, Italy)
Dr. Muhammad Hafeez President
B.V. Sc, B.Sc. AH, M.Sc(Hons) AH, M.Sc. Veterinary Sciences (USA)
Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Mehr
M.Sc. S. Studies
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Dr. Baz Muhammad Khan
Ph.D. Agriculture (USA)
Dr. Haleemul Hasnain
Ph.D. Animal Reproduction (UK)
Pakistan possesses a population of several species. The total population of buffaloes is 24.6 million, cattle is 23.3 million, sheep 24.6 million, Goats 52.8 million, Camel 10.7 million and Poultry 346 million.
The annual rate of increasing of buffaloes is 2.5%, Cattle 1.75%, Goats and Sheep 3.65%. The Poultry has shown a dramatic increase from 1992-93 when population was 24 million, which became 346 million in 2002-03.
The most important and valuable breeds of cattle are Sahiwal, Red Sindhi, Cholistani, Bhagnari and Thari. The Buffalo breeds are Kundhi and Nili-Ravi.
The annual production of milk is about 27.8 million tons, meat 2.30 million tons and eggs 8.0 billion. Livestock plays a vital role in country economy land in poverty alleviation. It net accounts for 38% of the agriculture value added and 9% of national GDP, It's net Foreign Exchange earnings were 5.15 billion for the year 2001-2002. Its role in the natural economy may well be realize from the fact that 5.7 million rural families are involved in Livestock raising deriving 25-30% of their income from it. Livestock is important source of income for poor farmers. It fulfils important economic as well as social functions. Livestock also serves divers functions like income generation, improvement of diets, drought power and asset insurance against difficult times. The average milk yield can be increased by improving feeds and breeds. Buffaloes and Cattles are main source of milk production. Buffaloes contribute 66% milk and Cattle 32%.
The mission of LDF is to involve strategies for sustainable development of livestock cover and all improvement of the life of farmers.
The LDF plans to scientifically develop suitable models for animals production for different regions of the country. It shall undertake to improve and modernize livestock farming.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- Provide effective veterinary care for livestock.
- Upgrade local breed through superior germplasm.
- Improve animal nutrition.
- Training of livestock farmers particularly of rural women.
- Establish of milk Chilling Plants.
- Establish of Feed Mills.
- Establish of veterinary drug stores and specially in rural areas.
- Organize marketing milk and milk products.
- Establish modern Slaughterhouses.
- Help increase the income of farmers, through feedlot enterprise.
- Organize cooperative livestock farming and improve the marketing system of animals and animal bi-products.
- Establish mobile veterinary clinics.
- Salvage the dry buffaloes and cattle.
- Promote rural Poultry.
- Organize credit to resource poor rural farmers on soft and low rate interest.
- Create awareness about the importance of livestock.
- Organize seminars, workshops, lectures etc on important topics of livestock.
- LDF will receive and accept gifts, grants, ads, donations from agencies, organizations and persons.
- Undertake steps and initiatives for the good livestock and the livestock farmers.
- Poor state of health and low productivity of livestock in the country.
- Over grazing of the pastures.
- Lack of efforts aimed at conservation and propagation of livestock germplasm.
- Lack of training facilities to livestock farmers.
- lack of efforts for improving livestock.
- A participatory approach for working with people collectively through identification of problems and evolution of strategies for their solution.
- An integrated approach between livestock production and land utilization to suit the socio-economic system of the country.
- Provide needed in information to the livestock owners.
- Introduction of modern technologies the livestock owners.
- We are publishing our Journal under the umbrella of Livestock Development Foundation (LDF), a Registered NGO, No.VSWA/ICT/455-2004.
- Pak.JLSc. was established in 2008 and 1st published in 2009 Vol-I, No.01
- Pak.JLSc. 2nd published in 2009 Vol-II, No.02
- Pak.JLSc. 3rd published in 2009 Vol-III, No.03
- Pak.JLSc. 4th published in 2009 Vol-IV, No.04
- Pak.JLSc. 5th published in 2009 Vol-V, No.05
- Pak.JLSc. 6th published in 2009 Vol-VI, No.06
- Pak.JLSc. 7th published in 2009 Vol-VII, No.07
We are also publishing National Indexing & Abstracting Services (NIABS) established in 2013-14 under LDF Registered with the National Library of Pakistan encoded ISBN No.978-969-9219-10-8.
- Vol-I comprising Abstracts 0001 thru 0027
- Vol-2 comprising Abstracts 00028 thru 0042