LAHORE - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that livestock farming is a source of livelihood for the small farmers who are socially and economically engaged in this sector.He was speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day training on livestock extension services on Monday. The workshop was organized by Agriculture Support Linkages Progamme (ASLP) in collaboration with Charles Sturt University (CSU) Australia and UVAS. On the occasion, the VC said that it had great importance of extension training for the sake livestock improvement and to enhance milk meat potential across the country. He explained that both universities’ scientists and scholars could improve the quality of farming in different perspective especially making food and feed calendar, organizing milk competition and launching social media campaign to lure the farmer community so they could adopt latest trends in livestock farming.ASLP director Hassan Mehmood Warraich briefed about the farm management techniques and how to disseminate effective extension services adding that we had working on community farm development.CSU School of Veterinary Science faculty member David MicGill Michael presented a souvenir to UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Nasser Pasha Meanwhile, an inaugural ceremony of a month long second batch workshop on “Capacity building of Livestock dairy development department officers for the establishment of advisory services” held at UVAS. The workshop was organized by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DDD).On the occasion, Industries, Commerce and Investment Punjab Secretary Dr Shujaat Ali said that the ongoing training would polish the official’s competency in a befitting manner. He maintained that the workshop would be valuable for the livestock department officers to perform extension services and to disseminate the proper information effectively to the farmers. UVAS VC said that government was recognized the importance of livestock sector, adding that it was the only sector which could overcome the poverty and to serve as an engine of economic development. Dr Pasha said that UVAS had also initiated extensive vocational training programs with the collaboration of Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board and Dairy and Rural Development Foundation at five stations across the province to train 5000 technicians who would be assisted to be self employed and serve the farming community at grass root level.