A Beautiful Camel Heritage is Sinking


The centuries old rich camel heritage of Cholistan with the Marrecha tribe of camels is under threat.

Small Scaled Family Farming


In my view, farming is only profitable and sustainable in true form when it is practice as people's agriculture, not the machine's agriculture. With the people's agriculture, the orchard/garden is considered as part of the home and the animal cares as a family member.  I have the background of the subsistence rural agriculture and know the…

Small Scaled Livestock Farming! Glimpses from Indian Gujrat


Small  Scaled Livestock Farming and pastoralism are synonymous in many parts of the world. This beautiful system produces unique quality of food items in a very ecofriendly way. The system is sustainable, having no negative effects on the mother earth's health. This system is community centered, rich with traditional knowledge, a full family business and…

Livestock Sector Development in China


China, being the largest country with human population has developed its livestock sector efficiency manifolds in last 2 decades. China transformed its production system from a rural based subsistence system to a high in-put and intensive system.  The challenge of malnutrition and hunger was beaten by three prong approaches, i.e. A. Policy Development B. Investment…

National Goat Show in Pakistan, The Story of Makhi Cheni Betal Breed


Organized and reported by Dr. Sajjad Khan Dr. Sajjad Khan is a well-known scientist and currently working as Prf. and Dean faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad Pakistan. National goat show concluded here at Faisalabad (Pakistan) last evening on 21st October. It was very well attended the show as 663 animals competed for…

Conference of Sustainability of Camel Population and Production


This is an International Camel Conference that will be hosted by King's Faisal University, Saudi Arabia on December 17-20, 2012. Conferene Website: http://www.kfucamel.com/Important Dates:■ Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2012.■ Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: October 15th, 2012.■ Final Paper Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2012.■ Conference Dates: December17-20, 2012.Conference Themes:Reproduction and PhysiologyProductionNutritionBreeding and GeneticsHealth and DiseaseSocio-economic AspectsBehaviour and Animal WelfareBiotechnologyEnvironment…

Occupy Gene Banks and Ensure Livelihood and Biodiversity


The Southern hemisphere of the planet earth is the cradle of animal domestication and almost all the livestock species for food and agriculture traveled from South to North. During the last 100 years, gene flows from South to North have been dwarfed by flows in the opposite direction, from North to South. Large numbers of animals, semen, embryos, and eggs are shipped to developing countries, and Northern breeds (particularly of pigs, poultry, and dairy cattle) have become firmly established in various countries. This development led to the erosion of livestock biodiversity in the South