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Need stressed to promote Ostrich farming.

MIANWALI -- Experts stressed the need for the promotion of Ostrich farming which is not only a lucrative business but also meet the nutritional requirements.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the Farmers Day here on Wednesday, Livestock expert Dr Taimoor Alam said that all types of assistance with subsidy was also being provided for farmers for the growth ostrich.

The Livestock and Dairy Development Department was also providing Rs 10,000 subsidy per ostrich, he said and added that its production could also contribute to eliminate unemployment.

The ostrich meat contains low cholesterol, Fat and Protein levels and its consumption necessary in food for healthy life, he said.

He urged farmers to consult with the livestock department for the promotion of ostrich farming.

The ostrich farming can be started with 25 birds and each bird can gain hundred kilogram weight within ten months, he said and added that its taste was similar to mutton and also best for the human health.

The livestock department has started distribution of ostrich meat in different cities and it was also available at various prominent sale points, he added.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 21, 2018
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