Bahawalnagar

Bahawalnagar has 5 Tehsils. These tehsils are Bahawalnagar, Chishtian, Haroonabad, Fortabbas & Minchinabad. The Geographical location of Bahawalnagar is Latitude 29.9969 & Longitude is 73.2512.Government Poultry farm Bahawalnagar was established in 1978 to provide eggs on subsidized rates. Rearing of birds mainly comprises to produce Poultry Eggs and Poultry Meat.

  • Poultry sector is one of the most vibrant segments of livestock sector in Pakistan
  • Poultry today has been a balancing force to keep check on the prices of mutton and beef
  • Rural Poultry an important economic activity of 2/3 human population
  • Helping to alleviate poverty, malnutrition & unemployment in rural masses being a small scale economic activity and sub optimal inputs
  • Scavenger birds, fed on the kitchen & rural wastes
  • Biodegrading of the organic wastes and cleaning the environment
  • Have genes for survival under harsh scavenging conditions of rural areas
  • Contributing 8.00% in Poultry meat 25% of eggs
  • Rural poultry is an organic food, lot of domestic and export potential

Functions

Enlisted below are the prime functions of the farms:

  • To develop indigenous chicken to improve its production characteristics
  • To introduce exotic type of birds for the purpose of cross breeding
  • To produce & distribute better productive birds in rural areas
  • Demonstration of rearing / breeding practices for rural poultry promotion
  • To conduct research trials on different aspects of poultry management in different climatic zones of Punjab
  • To impart training on rural poultry production

 Scope of Work

  • Rearing Crosses of Fayoumi, RIR, Black australorp, Naked Neck & Desi poultry

Infrastructure Asset

Items

No./ Area

Description

Current Status

Land (Farm Wise)

4-sheds

3000 sq.ft/shed

Same

Animals

(cross/mix breeds)

9600

8000 F, 1600 M

Same

Vehicles

Nil

Nil

Same

Machinery/ Equipment/Computers

1  generator-1-computer

Old computer/printer

Same

Infrastructure

Office/residences

Office/one officer residence and 2 attendants

Same

Future Plans

Enlisted below are the future plans:

  • Development of suitable germ plasm by conserving, improving and utilization of native/ imported poultry in view of their hardy character and tropical adaptability for doing away dependence on imported poultry stocks
  • Technology transfer for backyard poultry development for domestic consumption & exportable surpluses