A three member Dutch delegation from The Netherlands and nine member delegation from the Iowa Soya Bean Association,the United States, visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore
Dutch delegation met Vice-Chancellor UVAS Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad. The delegation comprising Nedap Livestock Management Marketing Manager Dairy Rudy Ebbekink,Export Business Consultant Dr Rana Shaukat Hussain and Cloud Agri Pakistan General Manager Dr Muhammad Asad Ullah Khan discussed with the Vice-Chancellor academia-industry collaboration in precision farming, research and development.
The US delegation comprised the association’s Country Representative Dr Khurram Shahbaz,Regional Director Asia Subcontinent Pam Halmsing, Asia Subcontinent Communications Manager Rick Dungey, Board Director Darren Kadlec, Director Lance Rezac, President Soya Bean Association Tim Bardole, President Iowa Soya Bean Association Jeff Jorgenson, ISA CEO Kirk Leeds, ISA Senior Director Grant Kimberely and Director Information Aaron Putze.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that UVAS is promoting national and international collaborations for the cause of quality education, research and community services which ultimately contribute to national development.
The US delegation took a round of fish processing and value addition unit, fish seed rearing unit, zoological museum, fish farms complex and research laboratories, etc at UVAS.
Chairman Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Prof Dr Noor Khangave a presentation on UVAS, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture,fish processing, value addition, local fish species like rohu, grass carp, silver carp and mori.
He also mentioned the linkages with Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA, for research collaboration and students exchange.
The delegation showed keen interest in ornamental fish species and local fish species breeding and feeding.
Tim Bardole said that Soya Bean Association can guide farmers for the proper use of the different ingredients during the feed formulation.