Poultry sector is one of the most organized branches of the agro based sector of Pakistan. Its growth rate is 10-12% per annum. At present over 190 billion rupees worth of agriculture produce and by products of agriculture is being used in poultry feeds.
Presently turnover of Pakistan Poultry Industry is about 750 billion rupees. Our Poultry sector generates employment and income for about 1.5 million people. Poultry sector is one of the most organized branches of the agro based sector of Pakistan. Its growth rate is 10-12% per annum. At present over 190 billion rupees worth of agriculture produce and by products of agriculture is being used in poultry feeds. There are over 25000 poultry farms spread deep into the rural areas across the country from Karachi to Peshawar. Capacity of farms range from 5,000 to 500,000 broilers.
Our country fulfill 40-45% of the total meat consumption is being procured from poultry products. Poultry Slaughterhouses, Processing/Value Addition in organized sector is 5-6% annually Pakistan is producing 18,000 million table eggs and 2,250 million kilo grams chicken meat. In our country per capita consumption of meat is only 7 kilo grams and 65-70 eggs annually. Whereas developed world is consuming about 40 kilo grams meat and over 300 eggs per capita per year. As per standard of World Health Organization, daily requirement of animal protein for a person is 27 grams whereas public is consuming 17 grams only. Therefore we are already consuming less animal protein as per required standards.
The World Halal Trade in 2010 was worth US$ 580 billion. There is substantial demand of Halal chicken and is growing year after year. Even restaurants like McDonalds, KFC and Subway are offering Halal Products in Europe, Canada, USA and other parts of the world. Demand for Halal foods is increasing @ 4-5% per annum. (Source; Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada).Countries of our interest, because of being in close proximity or being Muslim countries requiring Halal products, imported chicken meat to the tune of US$ 3.874 billion during the year 2010, growing approximately @5-10% per annum. Pakistan, being predominantly a Muslim country, stands to benefit from growing demand of Halal food world over.
Our sector is making progress rapidly but challenges are also to face regarding diseases which are foremost priority section of poultry. We DAP Care International Pvt Limited are having good working for Poultry diseases and health promotion. We have growth promoters, Antiviral Drugs, Liver Tonics and feed supplements.
Development in poultry sector is also very important and we have active role for transfer of poultry development and research results to adopt and minimize cost of poultry projects. We are actively educate and supply of different type of machinery to Protein farms, medium and small scale poultry farmers.