The Department of Poultry Production has been established in June 2003 with the main objectives of education / Training of students to cater to the needs of the poultry industry through enhancing egg and meat production in the country. The Department of Poultry Production is the only of its kind in Pakistan with maximum possible research infrastructure in all areas of poultry science (Broiler breeder farm, hatchery, commercial and research broiler farms, layer farm, indigenous birds, quails, hatchery, processing plant, feed production, and composting).
Besides offering four year BS. (Hons.) Poultry Science, and courses for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and BS Food Science and Technology degree programs, the Department is also offering M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degree programs at post graduate level. The applied and problem-oriented research findings are communicated to the stake holders through meetings, group discussions, seminars, student’s articles in various magazines.
The Department always focus on conducting problem oriented applied research by the students and faculty to solve the problems of stakeholders. The department also has a close liaison with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) and leading poultry farmers, breeders, poultry feed millers and hatchery men. The department also arrange meetings of “UVAS Poultry Club” on regular intervals, where academia and industry join for viable strategies to overcome recent challenges faced by industry.
The Department of Poultry Production has signed MoU's with Sabir’s Poultry (Pvt.) Ltd. for operating their commercial broiler breeder farm, breeder hatchery, and commercial broiler farm present in UVAS, Ravi Campus, Pattoki and with Ibrahim Poultry Trader, Sahiwal for student training, internships, and sharing of technical expertise. The Department also has a close liaison with Bird Inn Poultries for researching PG students and training UG students.
Evolving high yielding germ-plasm for commercial & rural poultry sector
Optimizing feed & nutrient requirement of poultry birds for different stages & purposes
Poultry processing, value addition, product development and marketing