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Role of Livestock in National economy Introduction to Animal Husbandry Sardar Zarq Khan Lecturer Institute of Animal & Dairy Sciences University of Agriculture, Faisalabad drsardarzarqkhanniazi@gmail.com Role of livestock in national economy  Livestock having share of 60.1 % in agriculture and 11.69 % in Gross Domestic Products (GDP)  Livestock Sector achieved the growth of 2.58 % during year 2019-20  Livestock over the years has emerged as the largest sub-sector in agriculture. Role of livestock in national economy  It is a source of foreign exchange earnings and contributes about 3.1 % in total exports  More than 8 million rural families are engaged in livestock production and deriving more than 35-40 % of their income from this sector. Role of livestock in national economy Livestock population 2020-21 Species Population (Millions) Cattle 51.5 Buffalo 42.4 Sheep 31.6 Goat 80.3 Camel 1.1 Horses 0.4 Mules 0.2 Role of livestock in national economy The role of livestock in the national economy can be further elaborated by considering the following useful functions performed by these animals  Food production  Draught power  Foreign exchange  Pharmaceuticals  Biogas Production Food production Milk and Meat Production Species Thousand Tonnes Milk (Gross Production) 63,684 Cow 23,375 Buffalo 38,363 Sheep 41 Goat 991 Camel 932 Food production Milk and Meat Production Species Thousand Tonnes Me ...
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