Poultry industry exports potential of Pakistan is stunning: Experts

Poultry industry exports potential of Pakistan is stunning: Experts

LAHORE (APP): A proper processing system in the country may cause boost in export of poultry products to $ 2.0 billion.

This was said by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha while talking to APP on Sunday.

He said poultry products had great export potential and good market for its export was middle and far East countries, central states and Russia.

He said export of poultry meat would also uplift the economic condition of poultry farmers and the boost the agriculture sector.

The government should pay heed towards evolving a processing system of poultry products with the private sector, he added.

To a question about rate, he said over production might cause of low rate of poultry meat.

He said the livestock sector contributed 55 per cent to agriculture GDP and 4 per cent of poultry products to the national GDP.

He said poultry was the most vibrant sector in the country with an annual growth of 8-10 per cent. He also spoke about the constraints and problems of the livestock sector of the country.

The vice chancellor said the UVAS was effectively working with the Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab and private sector for the development of livestock and its allied sectors.