It is a matter of immense pleasure for me to welcome you to Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board, a company established for the development of livestock and dairy sector in Punjab.
Livestock sector has an explosive potential to uplift the national economy by contributing a major share in national GDP and beyond doubt can be termed as Economy’s Lifeline. We harbor world’s best buffalo breeds, renowned cattle breeds, and extraordinary sheep and goat breeds. Explosion in population not only necessitates exploiting this potential to meet the ever increasing demand of meat and milk but also to preserve this golden asset. Despite being third largest milk producing country and nineteenth largest country in meat production around the globe, we are not even fulfilling our indigenous requirements of milk and meat. It is due to lack of planning, unavailability of pedigreed genome, poor health facilities, inadequate feed resources, low priority by previous governments, improper exploitation of genetic potential and poor infrastructure.
PLDDB aims to conserve, develop, and improve the livestock of Punjab and bridge the gap between demand and supply of meat and milk by strengthening of AI Services through Skill Development of Rural; establishment of breed conservation centers; launching health improvement strategies, optimum utilization of animal feed resources; adoption of modern technologies; and encouragement of investment by private entrepreneur. PLDDB also aims to enhance accessibility of consumers towards hygienic milk and Halal meat. Our vision is to make Punjab Livestock a Minimum US $ 5 Billion sector in a phased program stretched over a period of 10 years.
PLDDB team is striving hard and I hope we will achieve our goals within a shortest possible time.
Col. (r) Nadeem Akhtar