Meaty Boost To Business Options

INDIA - If you are a die-hard non-vegetarian and have been furrowing your brow over the prices of meat and dairy products, your worries may be about to end.
calendar icon 30 October 2007
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Fleshy deal

Advanced breeds of livestock and poultry will be introduced to cater to the growing demand for dairy products, meat and pork and to create employment opportunities for youths in Karbi Anglong district.

Karbi Anglong deputy commissioner M. Angamuthu said better varieties of poultry would be purchased from Sri Venkateswara Hatcheries in Pune, famous for the Venky’s brand of poultry products. Pigs from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research in Meghalaya and parent livestock from Gujarat and Haryana will also be brought in.

“Initially the parent livestock will be kept in farms of the veterinary department. The hybrid offspring will be later shifted to sheds owned by self-help groups,” a source said.

The veterinary department and nearly 500 self-help groups will be involved in the process.

Source: TheTelegraph
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