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Cattle Markets Survey

One of the components of JEN Mminitory of Forigen Affires (MOFA)funded livestock sector project in Khyber Agency, and FATA is distribution of Achai cows to the vulnerable beneficiaries. Achai cows are   small size which is the natural habitant of Dir, Chitral, Swat, Malakand districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PK) province. Due to its high production on comparatively low feed consumption, the animals are available throughout in KP province. For this purpose, JEN team visited livestock markets in the surrounding areas of Peshawar and Mardan with a purpose to have an idea of availability and approximate prices in the Market. This analysis in the future will help us in procurement of the animals according to the specifications.

JEN team visited the livestock market of Sarband Peshawar, about 30 km from the city. Sarband livestock market is quite huge and a large number of people bring their livestock from the district of Peshawar and surrounding nearby districts like Charsadda, Swabi, Kohat etc. On Friday we  visited Rashakai animal market that held in Rashakai area of Mardan district. On Monday last week we visited the animal market of Rustam in District Mardan.


In all the three districts the number of livestock was very high consisted of different breeds of species like Cattle, Buffalo, Sheep and Goats etc. The number of Achai cows at all the three said that market was not sufficient and we found very few Achai cows that were according to the specifications of JEN. However, we visited individual farmers of Achai cows in district Mardan on the same day. In the individual visits, however we found that a large number of people keep this Achai cows in some parts of the districts. We negotiated with them about the age, size, milk production and price.  They had a large number of Achai cows of different specifications and JEN can contact them when need arises.


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June 9, 2016 in Pakistan |