ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY JOIN HANDS FOR SUPPLY OF HYGIENIC MEAT: DAWN

ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY JOIN HANDS FOR SUPPLY OF HYGIENIC MEAT: DAWN

Source Daily Dawn, PUBLISHED APR 07, 2017 07:17AM, PESHAWAR: After their idea was turned down by the provincial government, a team of the Dairy Science Project at the University of Agriculture Peshawar took an initiative to set up a private ‘meat factory’ to provide much-needed hygienic meat to the local residents.

According to it, the facility will not only provide farmers with an opportunity to sell animals at rates higher than the market’s but will also give consumers an option to get halal and hygienic certified packed meat.

Prof Subhan Qureshi, the dean of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Agriculture Peshawar and chief patron of the Dairy Science Park, said the Peshawar Meat Shop on the University Road had begun selling meat and that he hoped it would pave the way for the export of halal meat in the near future.

“It is transforming farm resources into entrepreneurship,” he said, adding that the factory would provide meat produced organically at the pastures of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.

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