The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore at a meeting reviewed arrangements for International Buffalo Congress (IBC) 2019 scheduled for February 18, 2019.
Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presided over a meeting of IBC subcommittees and reviewed the preparations for the congress. The conveners briefed the meeting on the working of their respective committees.
Organizing Secretary Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad gave a presentation on the preparations and informed the meeting that over 360 national and international academicians, researchers, experts/professionals from across the world have registered for the congress. Among them 70 are from foreign countries including China, Sri Lanka, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Italy, Bulgaria, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Turkey, UAE, Romania, Argentina, Canada, Columbia, Brazil and USA.
The congress is an opportunity to showcase the real potential and traits of the world’s best breeds of Pakistani buffalo and there are high prospects of exploring international export market for live animals and products such as buffalo semen.
Prof Nasim said National Livestock Show will help in motivating farmers to rear more animals with high milk yields. He said various aspects will be discussed in the IBC regarding sharing of innovative knowledge and research for the enhancement of milk production, socio-economic aspects of buffalo production, buffalo management, physiology, health, reproduction, environmental aspects, genetics and breed improvement, Buffalo Nutrition and feed resources and disease control etc.
The IBC 2019 will comprise of oral presentations from international and national invited speakers, poster presentations and pre congress workshops, milk and beauty competition & livestock show at Buffalo Research Institute (BRI), exhibition and post congress farm tour/ UVAS Ravi Campus, Gala dinner with cultural show and visit to historical places of Lahore etc.