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HUGE QUANTITY OF MILK GOES WASTE DUE TO POOR COLD CHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE: SAU VC

Vice Chancellor of the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Dr. Fateh Marri has said that Pakistan is the fourth-largest producer of milk in the world, but about 80% of the milk is produced on small scale in rural areas of the country. A lot of milk is wasted due to a lack of cold storage facilities. He was of the view that dairy farmers and investors should also pay attention to milk by-products.  Animal milk and its harmful effects on human health, medicines for animal diseases, and their treatment should be taken into consideration and dairy farmers and veterinarians should be consulted on the vital issues concerned. He said during a ceremony in which a degree was awarded to Deepesh Kumar Bhuptani, a PhD scholar of Animal Product Technologies, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences at the university, who has completed his research on “Quantification of aflatoxin in milk and its intervening strategies. Dr Abdul Mubeen Lodhi, the university’s director for advanced studies, Dr Syed Atta Shah, Dr Saeed Soomro, Dr Gul Bahar Khaskheli, and Dr Zubair A. Leghari were among those who were present on the occasion.