The Department of Poultry Production of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore and Ibrahim Poultry Traders (IPT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation for the development of poultry sector.
Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Chief Executive Ibrahim Poultry Traders Dr Habib-ur-Rehman signed the MoU while Chairman Department of Poultry Production, Prof Dr Athar Mahmud also present at the UVAS Ravi Campus Pattoki.
Under the MoU, both the organisations would organise poultry production related training and UVAS will allow Ibrahim Poultry Traders (IPT) to utilize the facilities of labs, lecture rooms and model farm for training programmes. UVAS will provide training and technical sessions for the employee of Ibrahim Poultry Traders (IPT).
Both parties will exchange information materials and facilities of mutual interest. UVAS will provide certification facilities for the participants of trainings. IPT would provide services to undergraduate and postgraduate students in terms of paid internship leading to jobs and provision of day-old chicks and feeds etc for conducting research project at UVAS.
IPT will be called as a guest speaker and highlighted as financial supporter in technical trainings, workshops and international conferences arranged by UVAS Department of Poultry Production. IPT would construct compost bin at their facility for the disposal of dead birds/waste in the best interest of industry and environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha emphasizes to enhance industry and academia linkages for the promotion of poultry production in the country.
He said that UVAS is closely working with the industry for quality education and research. He said that the university has unique poultry set up, disease diagnostic facilities and poultry farms for the training of its students.
He mentioned that the majority of poultry industries owners are graduates of UVAS. He said the university developed high technology lab which are conducting amino acid analysis of feed and foodstuffs at Ravi Campus for the poultry industry.