Academia-Industry Linkages

Dairy Science Park – power-point presentation

DSP as an FAO Best Practices Model

Dairy Science Park has been utilizing the academic strengths at the Universities to provide solutions to teh society in line with the vision of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, extended vide the Office for Research on Innovation and Commercialization.

Chief Patron, Dairy Science Park has been heading the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, the University of Agriculture Peshawar as Dean. He considers the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as a natural resource base, possessing livestock and poultry resources with an estimated value of Rs.1.09 trillion. Meat is an important products and its proper management can overcome the protein deficiency of the nation and produce surpluses for export, not less than US 2.00 billion.

An organized effort has been made at the Faculty under the Dairy Science Park to utilize the livestock resources with optimum efficiency with a focus on industrialization. A biennial series of international workshops has been in progress on Dairy Science Park; successfully holding conferences during 2011, 2013 and 2015. . Each workshop was attended by 450+ participants, from academia, government and private sector organizations. Photo Gallery 201120132015.

Under the DSP the laboratory setup at the Animal health Department is being utilized for investigating disease problems in the medium sized livestock and poultry herds/flocks. The Poultry Science Department has introduced new concepts in postgraduate research like maggot meal, silk worm meal, meal worm, omega-3 enriched eggs, iron and zinc enriched eggs, quality control through drug-residues, aflatoxin levels, antibiotic resistance, herbal probiotics as growth promoters, improvement meat quality through dietary antioxidants supplementations, stress management through antioxidants, semen evaluation, breeding through artificial insemination, introduction and evaluation of rabbits for meat production. Presentation

The sheep, goats, poultry, dairy and beef animals are being studies for their productivity, products quality and business potential. Carcass yield and quality. Processing of meat, palatability and consumers’ preferences are documented. The local livestock and poultry breeds are investigated for productivity and business incubation. Commercial farmers are provided technical services and good practices are introduced. The University Cattle Feed Mill has been run under a lease arrangement with a private partner. It has provided a gateway to the University System for applied research and an effective outreach setup for the mediums sized commercial livestock farmers. The Faculty members and postgraduate students have been utilizing these facilities for applied research and getting feedback from the farmers utilizing these products. Download 

DSP courses:

PhD Theriogenology Degree Program – Spring 2022; Therio 716: Reproduction under Dairy Science Park

  1. DSP Focus: Academia Industry Linkages; Good Governance through triple helix model of Academia-Industry-Government Nexus; priority of university, industry and extension; Animal; Reproduction Focus: Reproductive biology; Neuroendocrinology; Reproductive Management; business models
  2. DSP Conferences: Changing themes: DSP 2011 (Developing a hub of dairy enterprises), 2013 (Developing meat enterprising capacity), 2015 (Self-employment and hygienic food production and export), 2017 (Entrepreneurship Development and Biorisk Management) and 2019 (Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Livestock Sector);
  3. Conference Focus: Interaction amongst stakeholders, Industrial exhibition, Scienntific papers, exploring relevant disciplines, publications, development of recommendations
  4. Technical sessions on reproduction: 2011: 10 (Reproductive biotechnology, postconception decline in milk yield, DHA fortification of milk, blood metabolites, hormonal management, GC/HPLC applications, semen technology, transgenesis); 2013: 31 (stress, semen technology, biometery, endocrinology, blood metabolites, exogenous oxytocin, libido, seasonal stress, estrus cycle, SNPs, reproductive biology, hemotological profiles, genetic diversity, genomic techniques in animal reproduction); 2015: 12 (Spermatogenesis, histomorphology, developmental biology, assisted reproductive techniques, selective breeding, reproductive genetics, SNPs genotyping, growth genetics, stress physiology, antioxidants, infectious diseases, one health); 2017: 17 (Dietary effects, inheritance, semen technology, growth promoters, dietary vitamince C, stress embryology, nanotechnology, pathogenomics, non-genetic factors, breeding objectives, biotechnology, biochemical profiles, melanogenesis, hare conservation, quails fertility, genetic investment, aflatoxins); 2019:  8; (Oxytocin Administration, crossbred cows, Friesian performance, buffalo reproduction, sheep fertility, mycotoxins, meat industry, biotechnology)
  5. Veterinary practices at corporate farms: Conventional veterinary practices; improved dairy breeds; feeding, health and reproductive management; reproductive innovations; emerging challenges; impact on veterinary business
  6. DSP as an FAO Best Practices Model
  7. Biorisk Management under DSP: The One Health Concept; Evaluation DVM degree programme for BRM contents; awareness raising among the stakeholders; educating the policy makers; industrial applications; development of BRM package for integration into DVM degree programme; implementation of BRM Package at Pakistani Universities 
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