Livestock production to grow at 4 per cent

KARACHI: The livestock production during the current fiscal year of 2011-12 is targeted to grow by 3.98 percent over the production of last fiscal year (2010-11).

As much as 3.056 million tonnes of meat is targeted to be produced during this fiscal year against the production of 2.939 million tonnes during last year, Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) said.

According to FBS, the production of beef would grow from 1.625 million tonne last year to 1.690 million tonne this year, showing an increase of 4 percent.

Similarly the production of mutton would increase by 3.93 percent, by growing form 0.585 million tonnes in 2010-11 to 608 million tonnes in 2011-12. Poultry production would grow from 0.729 million tonnes during last fiscal year to 0.758 million tonnes this year, showing an increase of 3.97 percent. The overall milk production during the period under review is also targeted to reach at 45.883 million tonnes against the production of 44.118 million tonnes last year, showing an increase of 4 percent.

The production of eggs would grow by 3.97 percent during this year from 11.383 million eggs to 12.308 million eggs, according to Annual Plan 2011-12.

The fish production would increase from 0.937 million tonnes last year to 0.956 million tonnes, showing an increase of 2.02 percent. Among the fish production, the inland fish production would grow from 0.264 million tonnes to 0.269 million tonnes whereas the Marine fish production would increase from 0.673 million tonnes to 0.687 million tonnes, showing an increase of 1.8 percent and 2.08 percent respectively, the data revealed. The overall livestock production would grow by 4 percent while the fisheries would grow by 2 percent. During the fiscal year 2010-11, production of livestock was recorded at 3.7 percent against the target of 4.2 percent whereas the growth of fisheries stood at 1.9 percent against the target of 2 percent.

Leave a Reply