The Punjab Livestock Department has taken the decision to make sure that there is an excessive supply of the ostrich meat at the butcher shops throughout the province, even on the days when meat is not sold that is Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Sardar Hasnain Dreshak—the provincial minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Department would be inaugurating the sale points today at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Owing to the unavailability of mutton and beef on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, people are not able to purchase fresh meat on these two days. The department of livestock drafted such a plan to sell ostrich meat during these two days as well.
As per the department, for promoting and ensuring the supply of ostrich meat, four hundred private farms have been given registration in the province of Punjab.
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A project for the provision of ostrich meat is under development by the Punjab Livestock Department and the Government Veterinary University as a joint project.
Under the project people would be able to buy the ostrich meat throughout the week. The meat would be sold for some amount between Rs1,300 to Rs1,500 per kilogram. The price of one ostrich is somewhere around Rs60,000.
Subsidy would be given to farmers who would be breading the ostriches.
Raja Tahir Latif—head of the Ostrich Association said that ostrich meat is more beneficial than mutton and beef and its demand has surged in Pakistan. He further said that the provision of ostrich meat even on the meatless days would further be increasing its demand.