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. Gallery

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