Online Meeting on Embryo Transfer Technology held in Livestock Punjab

Lahore, January 18, 2021 (PPI-OT): Modern tools like Embryo Transfer and Crossbreeding are essential for better productivity. These views were expressed by Additional Secretary (Technical) Dr. Iqbal Shahid during an online meeting held in Livestock Punjab. The purpose of the meeting was to formulate a strategy for Livestock Breed Improvement and to consult public and private stakeholders in this regard. During the meeting, the Head of Private Semen Production Unit briefed the participants about IVF technology and said that the number of animals with excellent hereditary traits can be increased in a short period of time with the help of this technology.

In view of the growing demand for meat, we need to make various breeding programs viable. The Additional Secretary (Technical) said that the department is working not only to increase the production capacity of Proven Semen but also to increase the production of local breeds with the help of modern technologies. Director-General Extension (Dr. Naveed Ahmad) said that besides livestock breed improvement, work is also being done on animal nutrition.

The representative of the Ministry of National Food Security, Amna Bajwa, said that a workable strategy for the improvement of animal breeding would be formulated soon, the scope of which would be further expanded. She assured all possible cooperation of Federal Ministry in this regard. The online meeting was also attended by the Director-General (Extension) and representatives of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The said meeting was a continuation of the yesterday’s joint session, held in University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

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