Govt to construct 4,000 cattle farms in KP

05:49 PM | 10 Jun, 2019
Govt to construct 4,000 cattle farms in KP
PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to construct 4,000 model cattle farms costing Rs830 million to fatten 120,000 calves for increasing meat production in the province.

Under this mega project, at least 1,200 cattle owners would be provided professional education and training pertaining to proper breeding and look after of their animals, a senior official in livestock department told APP on Monday.

He said KP province was ideally suited for livestock and cattle farming where up to 75pc of people were directly and indirectly associated with agriculture and livestock sectors.

The provincial government has setup several centres in Agriculture Research Institute Tarnab, Peshawar where effective measures were being taken for promotion of livestock and agriculture in the province, he informed.

“Majority of cattle owners are uneducated and unaware of use of modern technology and treatment of animals, which is adversely affecting their overall income due to traditional approach", he said.

This mega project would help encourage farmers and livestock growers toward increase meat production by properly looking after their animals’ calves through adaptation of scientific approach.

He urged livestock growers to select breed of high quality to increase meat and milk production imperative to expand their business.

The farmers were further requested to follow the experts’ guidelines and take care of their animals’ food, vaccination, accommodation besides make special focus on balanced diet of their animals to avoid losses. He said vaccination will help keep the animals healthy and protect them from fatal ailments.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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