• The project has developed a complete package of extension material on the whole dairy farming system which comprises of 10 modules and 25 fact sheets. The whole family approach of extension has remained highly successful throughout the project and achieved adoption rates as high as 95% for simple messages and in general ranging from 40-70% for most recommendations
    • Successfully conducted a series of research trials on calves of native dairy breeds like Sahiwal cattle, Nili Ravi & Kundi buffalo to demonstrate profitable calf rearing strategies. The project has also promoted the concept of conducting research at the farmer’s doorstep so that the researcher can get the real time experiences. These trials clearly demonstrate that mortality rate can reduced to less than 5% and an average daily weight gain of 350 g is achievable in field conditions of Pakistan
    • The project incorporated a nutrition focus group in order to devise appropriate strategies for optimizing the feed resources of smallholder farmers. The group includes top experts from national and international research institutions and the private sector. They developed a fodder & feed calendar, a ration formulation booklet and a module on improved fodder agronomic practices
    • Using a village based seed enterprise model smallholder farmers increased their fodder seed production by 40% and fodder yield up to 25% in working area of the project
    • Different profitable milk marketing strategies have been introduced in the villages. Farmers who adopted milk value addition entrepreneurial models increased their profit by receiving twice the price of milk per liter. In adopting these improved milk marketing strategies communities have earned 50 % more profit/lit of milk
    • Majority of the smallholder farms (60-70%) are making no profit from dairy enterprises. There is a need to develop and implement the uniform quantity and quality milk standards and de-capping its prices mechanism across the country
    • High level of mycotoxins in milk is the biggest threat to human health. Legislation should be framed to set maximum permissible limits for mycotoxins in milk. Incentives should be offered to those producing high quality milk
    • The project’s approach of involving post-graduate students on the applied issues of smallholder farmers remained a highly successful component of our project. There are more than 20 such students who have completed their research work and outcomes of their research have been incorporated in our extension material and published in high impact factor journals. Moreover, 35 students from leading universities of Pakistan have been trained by a comprehensive internship program. The capacity building component of the project has a substantial contribution in the next generation of trained manpower in the livestock sector of Pakistan
    • The project has organized a series of training workshops for the capacity building of extension workers of the Livestock Departments from all the provinces of Pakistan. We also conducted three student forums involving Australian and Pakistani students from all the twelve Veterinary schools across the country
    • The project has organized four trainings in Australia to provide international exposure to young professionals from the dairy and meat industries of Pakistan. Furthermore, project team members have presented their research work in more than twenty five national and international conferences
    • A number of prestigious scholarships and fellowships have been awarded to team members which reflects the international recognition of the ASLP Dairy Project


  • Project team attended an international conference at Canberra, Australia (Sep 2014)


  • The project has developed 9th extension module on improved fodder agronomic practices module.


  • 9th extension worker training was conducted for extension workers from Sindh and Punjab provinces on improved agronomic module (21 Nov 2014)


  • Upcoming Event

    Final term forum for ASLP phase II will be organized on 14 October, 2015.


  • Project has organized third training workshop for veterinary officers from Baluchistan & Khyber Paktunkhwa on improved agronomic practices, milk marketing & value addition at UVAS, Lahore (28-29 July 2015)


  • The project has successfully organized a three days training workshop on improved dairy farm practices for veterinary officers from all districts of Khyber Paktunkhwa under Bill & Malinda Gates foundation in Peshawar (9-12 Aug. 2015)


  • Dairy team has translated all the extension material in Sindhi language. The aim if this translation is effective dissemination of key extension messages among farmers and extension workers.


  • In order to address the milk marketing issue, the project has introduced three Ice cream making and one cream extraction entrepreneurship models for women in Sindh and Punjab.


  • Six students (4 UVAS, 2 UAF) have completed their internship with project.


  • Four village based seed enterprise (VBSE) for berseem fodder have been developed in Okara, Pakpattan and Bhakkar.


  • Currently one PhD student Thomas William from Charles Strut University, Australia is conducting his research with project to find out the incidence of parasites in buffaloes in Pakistan.



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