Ostrich Farming must for food security

ISLAMABAD : Ostrich farming can play role in meeting the food requirements of the country, as it is considered among those species which gains more weight and consumes less feed, said Executive Vice President of Zari Tarqiyati Bank Limited (ZTBL) Farhat Hashmi.

He stated this while addressing the participants of workshop on “Ostrich Farm Management”. The workshop was jointly organized by ZTBL and Pakistan

Ostrich Company with an objective to promote ostrich farming for food security in the country. The workshop was attended among others by officials of Poultry Research Institute and National Agricultural Research Council (NARC)

The Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Ostrich Company, Raja Tahir Latif also delivered a lecture on Ostrich Farm Management and also answered to the questions of the participants on the subject.

He appreciated the ZTBL for extending loans for the establishment of Ostrich farming and setting up of a model farm and hatchery for creating awareness about the importance of ostrich farming in the federal capital

On the occasion a big live ostrich was slaughtered and gave awareness about the importance of its meat for consumption.

The participants also took keen interest in the slaughtering of a big ostrich for the first time in their life observed various specialties with reference to its meat for human consumption and meeting the food requirements in the country.

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