- Write-up Special report on Milk Production 2006 [pdf]
- Tabulation of Special Report on Milk Production 2006 [pdf]
- Questionnaire FORM-2 (Appen-I) [pdf]
- Form-5 [pdf]
- Form-7 [pdf]
- Form-8 [pdf]
In Pakistan, the livestock population mainly comprises of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats for meeting out milk and meat requirements, while camels, horses, mules and asses for traction and transportation. Livestock is reared mostly in small herds as an essential part of small farming systems and also by landless population of rural areas indirectly associated with crop farming for substantiating their livelihood. Over the time, however, the number of medium / large sized herds are also increasing particularly to meet out the milk / meat requirements of urban areas.
The Government has, inter alia, identified the livestock sector as an engine for poverty alleviation in rural areas and thus has increased emphasis for investment in livestock production. It is considered that livestock are viable enterprises for increasing incomes of the poor by offering them job opportunity as well as enhancing their dietary levels.
The demand for milk and meat is increasing day by day due to increase in population of the country. As such the policy makers have bent upon for the development of livestock sector for improving supply of animal products i.e. milk, meat, eggs, etc. These efforts require updated statistics on all the relevant dimensions to streamline the development schemes / projects activities by all concerned. Therefore, on the directive of Government of Pakistan the Agricultural Census Organization planned to gather required data throughout the country by conducting three surveys namely:
- Milk Production Survey,
- Survey on Animals Slaughtered, and;
- Commercial Poultry Survey.
The surveys on milk production, animals slaughtered and commercial poultry were designed to provide data on district, province and country levels with following objectives:
- To estimate average daily milk yield per in-milk cow, buffalo and goat (only that goat whose milk was being used by human beings).
- To provide data on different parameters of milk production i.e. breed, age, number of calving, stage of lactation, age of animal at 1st calving, lactation
- length and dry period duration.
- To estimate the number of animals slaughtered for commercial purposes by butchers both inside and outside private slaughter houses as well as recognized slaughter houses and non-commercial slaughtering by individual households during a year.
- To present data on number of commercial poultry by type of farming, rearing capacity, present flock position, sales, mortality, etc. during a year.