Do research to meet protein demand
Consistent cooperation between scientists and private livestock farm owners can enrich research to develop qualities of domestic animals in the country that help reduce volume of import of egg, meat, and milk, said scientists.
The scientists made the remarks at a two-day workshop styled "Annual Research Review Workshop" at Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) at Savar, outskirt of the capital yesterday.
Addressing the workshop Dr Khan Shahidul Huque, director general at the BLRI, said, “We do not need to import the items to meet the demands of protein in the country as we can produce cross-breeding generations of the livestock like hens, cows and goats.”
Mohammad Ashraf Ali, director general at Department of Livestock Services (DLS), said the BLRI has been doing researches to improve the country's livestock sector.
Urging scientists at the BLRI to do more researches, he said the institution has been developing new generations of domestic animals each year. Ashraf Ali was speaking as the chief guest at the programme.
The workshop began yesterday and will end today (Monday) with the presentations of 37 research papers.