National Speaker
National Speaker

Muhammad Khalid Farooq

Research Centre for Conservation of Indigenous Breeds (RCCIB), Jhang

Personal Information

Muhammad Khalid Farooq is serving as Director, Research Centre for Conservation of Indigenous Breeds (RCCIB), Jhang since January, 2019. He completed his B.Sc (Hons.) Animal Husbandry (1993) from Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He started his career as an Extension worker/Livestock Production Officer (LPO) in an internationally funded project Livestock Production Extension. His main duty was to extend the Modern Livestock Practices and Production Enhancement Technologies to the livestock keepers. After serving five consecutive years in that project, he worked in a similar project, Sheep/Goat Development Project were he carried out same duties and delivered the extension messages to the Sheep/Goat Breeders. With the establishment of Research Centre for Conservation of Sahiwal Cattle (RCCSC) in Jhang in 2005, he joined it as Veterinary Officer and later on promoted there as Assistant Research Officer, Deputy Director and at last as Director. The centre was established not only to conserve the Sahiwal Cattle breed but also to enhance the genetic production potential of the breed. There is significant contribution of the centre regarding the breed improvement of the Sahiwal Cattle. The main path adopted for breed improvement is Progeny Testing Program through quantitative or population genetics. The Pedigreed breeding bulls are produced which are further tested on the performance of their progeny to evaluate the superior germ plasm transmitting ability of the breeding bulls. The bulls with positive Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) are used for further semen production at Semen Production Units (SPUs) and its dissemination to the field set ups (Civil Veterinary Hospital/Dispensaries.


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