Dina

Jhelum is one of the oldest districts of Punjab. It was established on 23 March 1849. The Geographical location of Jhelum is 32°56′ north latitudes and 73°44′ east longitude. The district of Jhelum stretches from the river Jhelum almost to the Indus. District Jehlum tehsils are Jhelum, Pind Dadan Khan, Dina, Sohawa. Government Poultry farm were established in Tehsil Dina of District Jehlem to provide poultry in the province.

  • 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
  • Contribution 8.00 % in poultry meat & 25 % of eggs
  •  Rural poultry an Organic Food, lot of domestic and export potential

Objectives

The main objective of the farm is to ensure the below mentioned:

  • Rural Poultry Research & Development for poverty alleviation and Food security

Functions

Enlisted below are the prime functions of the farm:

  • 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