UVAS Organized Capacity Building Training For livestock Professionals
Mr. Sami Ullah Khan encouraged all participants to put their training knowledge to use in solving livestock farming community issues.
The Veterinary Academy of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in Lahore organized a five-day training on “Meat Value Chain, Operation, and Food Safety” for senior livestock officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the Project Management Unit, PSDP/ADP Projects, and the Prime Minister’s Initiative for Livestock to enhance livestock professionals’ capacity building.
Mr. Sami Ullah Khan, Additional Secretary for Agriculture Development (KP), and Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmad (S.I.) co-chaired the training’s closing ceremony and distributed shields to participants, while Dr. Qazi Zia-ur-Rehman, Dr. Muhammad Ikram, and 18 other participants were also present.
Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad, who spoke at the event, stated that UVAS provides students with practical knowledge in order to improve their skills and competencies, as well as produce trained graduates each year.
According to him, graduates of UVAS are actively working as trained human resources in the livestock, poultry, meat, food, and dairy industries to solve problems and contribute to Pakistan’s socioeconomic development.
Mr. Samiullah Khan recognised UVAS’s role in providing in-service livestock professionals with practical knowledge and best practices. He encouraged all participants to put their training knowledge to use in solving livestock farming community issues.
Capacity building training for livestock professionals aims to improve the skills, knowledge, and abilities of individuals working in the livestock industry. This training can help professionals to better understand and address issues related to animal health, welfare, nutrition, and environmental sustainability.
During the five-day training, various topics were covered, such as meat industry present and future prospects methodology, establishing a slaughterhouse as an entrepreneur, feed formulation for feedlot fattening to save calves, food safety regulation with a focus on meat (local and export methods, halal food regulations from a sharia perspective, halal food management system requirements, the meat value chain, strategic marketing systems and plans, and best farm practices).