Prime Minister’s Initiative for Save the Calf

Name of the project               Prime Minister’s Initiative for Save the Calf

Location

The project will be executed throughout Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP, Balochistan) including Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

Authorities responsible for:

 Sponsoring:

Government of Pakistan through Ministry of National Food Security & Research Islamabad and respective Provincial Governments.

  1. Execution:
  2. All Provincial Departments of Livestock and Dairy Development.
  3. Livestock Departments of AJK, GB, and ICT.
  4. Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) Islamabad.
  • Operation and maintenance:
  1. All provincial Livestock and Dairy Development Departments
  2. b) Livestock Departments of AJK, GB, and ICT
  3. c) Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) Islamabad

 

  1. Concerned federal ministry:

Ministry of National Food Security & Research through the Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) Islamabad.

 

Federal Government           :           Rs.1,103.382million (20%)

Provincial Government       :           Rs. 2,298.320 million  (80%)

                         Total          :           Rs.3,401.699  million

 

Project Objectives:

 The overall objective of this project is to increase the production of high-quality beef in the country by saving  380,000 male calves in the country during the next four years. These calves will be saved up to the age of 3 months and attain an average body weight of 65-70 kg per calf.

The specific objectives of this project include:

  1. To provide a foundation of healthy young calves (3-4 months old) in the country for subsequent back-grounding and feedlot fattening.
  2. To save the young calf from early slaughtering for enhanced meat production and profitability of the livestock farmers
  • The motivation of farmers (incentive) to reduce the mortality in young calves due to diseases and malnutrition
  1. Capacity building of farmers and field staff for successful calf rearing along with the encouragement of good animal husbandry practices
  2. Poverty reduction through the generation of calf rearing business opportunities
  3. To pave the way to increase quality beef production in Pakistan.

 

            Quantitative project objectives are to achieve:

 

  1. Mobilization through capacity building of more than 50,000 small and medium-sized livestock farmers to save the young calves.
  2. To provide a foundation of 380,000 healthy young calves (3-4 months old) in the country for subsequent feedlot fattening.
  • To reduce the mortality in young calves from 30 to 5 percent.
  1. Training of 50,000 livestock farmers for successful calf rearing along with the encouragement of good animal husbandry practices.
  2. The 100,000 healthy young saved calves if grown for next 8-10 months and fattened to achieve a bodyweight of around 150 kg, it will add more than 7.2 million kilograms of quality beef produced annually in the country.
  3. By achieving the total target of saving the 380,000 young calves and growing/fattening them to attain 150 kg of body weight per calf, an additional amount of 27.36 million kg beef can be produced during next 4 years in Pakistan.

Poverty reduction through the generation of calf rearing business opportunities.

Prime Minister’s Initiative for Feedlot Fattening in Pakistan

 

Name of the Project       Calf Feedlot Fattening in Pakistan  (Prime Minister Initiatives) 

Authorities Responsible for Sponsoring
Project will be executed on demand driven basis throughout the country    including Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Azad  Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), and Gilgit Baltistan (GB)

Provincial Governments L&DD Departments of Punjab, Sindh, KP, Baluchistan, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan will be responsible for execution of the project in their respective areas. Department of ICT will be responsible for execution of the project.

 ExecutionGovernment of Pakistan through Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Islamabad and respective Provincial Government L&DD Departments.

 Operation and Maintenance

 The project Calf Feedlot Fattening will be sponsored by Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Government of Pakistan as well as respective Provincial Governments L&DD departments, for 4 (Four) years tenure and after completion of the project, models developed during the project will be continued expansions through seeking further funding from Government and donor agencies for next phases and new programs.  Its operation and maintenance will be the responsibility of Provincial/ Regional Livestock and Dairy Development, Departments.

 

Federal Government                  :          Rs. 680.410 Million

 Provincial Government              :          Rs. 1704.729 Million

                                                                   Total         :          Rs. 2385.139 Million

 

 Project Objective

 The overall project Calf Feedlot Fattening objectives are to increase the quality meat production for local consumption as well as for export purpose. This program mainly focused on providing incentives to the farming community to vertically expand the national production of meat by adopting the appropriate production and health technologies at farm level. This project is specially aimed to fatten the male cow/buffalo in whole country (goat/sheep in Baluchistan province) to increase value added quality meat production on cost effective basis for inland consumption and for export.

Sectoral Objectives

 The Livestock sector occupies a unique position in the economic development of the country. The sector provides net source of foreign earnings, food security, cash income on daily basis, a source of employment generation at rural level, helping to reduce income variability on crop failure due to any reason. It is central to the livelihood of the rural poor in the country and play an important role in poverty alleviation derives and socioeconomic uplift of our rural masses.

 Specific Objectives of the Project

Realizing the current challenges faced by efficient meat production systems such as; lethargic, conventional, out dated, uneconomical and with low output practices for calve raising has led to take  correcting measures by  formulating a calf feedlot fattening  project. As per Economic Survey of Pakistan total population of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and camel was 46.1, 38.8, 30.5, 74.1, and 1.1 million; respectively in year 2017-18. The project will involve  this huge population of available male cows/buffaloes and sheep/goats having  favorable potential of fattening and expanding  vertically the production of value added   and quality meat production adopting widely practiced technique of feedlot fattening in the advanced meat producing countries .The following are the specific objectives  of this project:

Establishing of calf and kid/lamb feedlot fattening farms

Establishment of calf/kids/lambs feedlot fattening farms and their operation applying bio-economically efficient meat production technologies for almost doubling value added quality meat production. This Calf Feedlot Fattening project is planned to encourage private farmers to participate in its activities i.e., to establish feedlot fattening farms of both cow and buffaloes male calve as well kids/lamb feedlot fattening farms where in the most efficient and cost effective feedlot fattening technologies will be applied for increased value added meat production .The project associated farmers will be encouraged and an incentive of Rs.4000/calf will be provided on the successful completion of  100-120 days fattening period and after attaining of body live weight of 200-250 kg at the daily weight gain of 800-1000 gm per day per calf. Similarly Rs.1500/kid/lamb will be provided on successful completion of fattening cycle of 90-120 days and after gaining finishing weight of 45-50 kg.

Evolving and preparation of most appropriate business modules on Calf Feedlot Fattening Systems;

After completion of 3rd year of the project, data on successful feedlot fattening farms will be analyzed on the basis of breed, total body weight gain and their profitability. On the basis of the results, most efficient operating modules will be prepared and disseminated among the farming community for further adoption.

Capacity building of stakeholders for Calf Feedlot Fattening Technologies;

Feedlot fattening of  male calve is a recent phenomenon which is being put in  operation on very limited scale and yet coordinated efforts have to be exercised to make fattening activities popularized in the country. Therefore, government has attached high priority and through Prime Minister’s Initiatives on livestock, feedlot fattening of calve is one of the project identified to be executed throughout the country. Because of its innovative nature, it appears to be of high importance to build the capacity of all stakeholders of the project about feedlot fattening production technology; An operational guideline entitled Operational Practical Guidelines on Calf Feedlot Fattening” will be published and distributed to all the stakeholders of the project by the LDDB.

Prime Minister’s Initiative for Backyard Poultry

 

Name of the project         Prime Minister’s Initiative for Backyard Poultry

Location

The project will be executed throughout Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan) including Islamabad          Capital Territory (ICT), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

Authorities responsible for:

Sponsoring:

Ministry of National Food Security & Research Islamabad.

Execution:

  1. All provincial Livestock and Dairy Development Departments
  2. Livestock departments of AJK, GB, and ICT
  3. Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) Islamabad
  • Operation and maintenance:
  1. Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Punjab
  2. Director General (Research),
  3. Director General (Extension),
  4. Director of Poultry Research Institute, Rawalpindi
  5. Livestock and Fisheries Development Department Sindh
  6. Director-General Livestock
  7. Poultry Production and Research KarachiLivestock and Dairy Development Department  KP
  8. Director General (Ext.) Livestock and Dairy Dev. Depart. KP
  9. Director of Livestock Production
  10. Livestock and Dairy Development Department Balochistan
  11. Livestock & Dairy Development Department ICT
  12. Directorate of Agriculture Extension Services
  13. Chief Commissioner, Islamabad
  14. Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA), Islamabad.
  15. Department of Livestock & Dairy Development AJK
    1. Director-General Livestock & Dairy Development AJK
    2. Senior Poultry Research Officer

16. Agriculture, Livestock and Dairy Development, GB

Director of Livestock and Dairy Development GB

 

 Federal Govt.                 Rs. 279.331million

Provincial Govt.              Rs. 349.30   million

Beneficiary share            Rs.1,006.84 million

Total                               Rs.1,635.471 million

Project objectives and its relationship with sector objectives

Backyard poultry farming is the main source of supply of meat and eggs for millions of rural households in Pakistan. It has been estimated that more than 87.16 million rural poultry birds have reared annually in the country (Economic Survey of Pakistan, 2017-18). However, due to low genetic ability, poor management, lack of balanced nutrition and disease prevention, the per head production of meat and eggs is very low. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the productivity of poultry meat and eggs by strengthening backyard poultry flocks through the provision of high producing 5.00 million birds on 30 percent subsidy throughout the country including AJK, ICT, and GB in next 4 years. The specific objectives of this project include:

  1. Strengthening of backyard poultry through the provision of high producing birds
  2. Addressing protein deficiency and malnutrition
  3. Capacity building of households and field staff throughout Pakistan

 

 

Development of Yak at high altitude Areas of Pakistan (GB)

ame of the Project:  Development of Yak at High Altitude Areas of Pakistan (GB)
Location of the Project: The project will be executed on demand driven basis throughout in10 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan, The project will interface with different stakeholders in public and private sectors.
Authorities Responsible for Sponsoring:  Ministry o Food Security and Research, Islamabad
 Execution: The project activities will be undertaken by LDDB (established under section 42, of the Companies Ordinance 1984) Gilgit-Baltistan through public and other entities  and interested non-government organizations as approved by LDDB Islamabad
Operation & Maintenance: After completion of the project, all activities and operations will be self-sustaining and will be running in the private sector however support would be continued further for a short period of (one year) time till self-sustainable entrepreneur.

Physical Achievements  (July – April 2019)

Components Targets Achievements
Capacity building of yak farmers 225 22
Yak bulls supply to yak clusters 30 12
Yak semen insemination in  cows 2000 In Process
To register yak farms for fattening 225 75
No of yak and FI (Zho) to be fattened 8000 1187
To establish butcheries shops 5-10 Next Year

 

 

Dr. Mastan Ali Project Incharge
LDDB regional office Gilgit-Baltistan
Heli chowk near Gilgit-Baltistan Council (Commissioner Inland Revenue ),

Jutial Gilgit Ph# 05811-920382 Fax 05811-920383