Technology boosts livestock exports

Islamabad: Chinese vaccine technology has helped boost exports of Pakistani livestock sector products.

“FMD Free (FMD) certification has proven to be a prerequisite for promoting meat export to major markets around the world, with the potential to reach $1-3 billion per year.

China has theoretical and practical experience in building animal disease-free zones. We are willing to share our technology with Pakistan and deepen cooperation to boost its livestock exports to China,” said Professor He Cheng, Coordinator of the China-Pakistan Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation and Popularization Center. from China Agricultural University.

Currently, Pakistan’s livestock sector suffers from major animal diseases, such as Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), Foot and Mouth Disease, Brucellosis and Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR). Due to non-certification of free areas, Pakistan could not compete with major exporters such as New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, etc.

Last month, a Chinese delegation consisting of He Cheng, Dr. Li Shoujun, chairman of Tianjin Ringpu Bio-Pharm Group, a veterinary pharmaceutical and vaccine company in China, and two vice presidents of the company visited government sectors Pakistan’s related businesses, including the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, private companies and local dealers, said a report released by Gwadar Pro on Wednesday.

Vaccination is an effective way to build immune barriers. As for core vaccine technologies, China has developed advanced technologies for foot-and-mouth disease vaccines, including inactivated vaccines, peptide vaccines, and virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines.

Li Shoujun, president of Tianjin Ringpu, signs a memorandum of understanding for the production of a Chinese vaccine with Professor Khalid Naeem, coordinator of a pharmaceutical company based in Rawalpindi.

According to the MoU, the first batch of Chinese FMD antigens and adjuvants will be shipped to Pakistan this month, indicating that a high-quality FMD vaccine will be produced locally and supplied to livestock. with Chinese technology.

“We are also looking forward to developing joint ventures with local companies and manufacturing poultry vaccines and pharmaceutical raw materials in Punjab province. With the introduction of healthy and sustainable animal husbandry protocols and the eradication of major animal diseases, an FMD free zone will be established in Punjab and promoted in other provinces.