December 13, 2011
Pakistan's annual egg consumption is 67/person, far less than 350/person/year in advanced countries while the country's poultry sector is becoming emerging industry after textile, said Prof Dr Muhammad Akram, dean faculty of fisheries and wildlife of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS).
Egg consumption in our neighbouring country India is 92 eggs per person per year, which is producing 2,740,000 million eggs per year while Pakistan has a production of 12,800 million eggs per year, he added.
The dean faculty of animal production and technology of UVAS Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that university was making close ties with the poultry industry and could resolve challenges and problems through research. Pasha said that it was a dire need to establish a Poultry Club.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) North Zone Chairman Dr. Arched Hanif said egg day was celebrated throughout the county, adding that association had already organised a seminar and festival in University Agriculture Faisalabad, Poultry Research Institute Rawalpandi, Karachi and Multan. Hanif explained that egg promoted healthy hair and nail because of its high sulphur content and vitamins and minerals.