Pakistan Ostrich company is shifting its major Business to Punjab, our karachi office is non functional for some time.
Signature Meat Plaza, Lahore.
With the collaboration of Pak Ostrich Company and Government of Punjab, first ever outlet of Ostrich meat is now available in Pakistan. Where not only fresh ostrich meat is readily available but also other conventional meats are also being served with optimum hygienic standards and good customers services.
Livestock Bill :
After nonstop efforts of Pakistan Ostrich Company, Punjab Assembly has passed the bill to include Ostrich in Livestock on June 5, 2012. This is a landmark achievement that got legal status vide Punjab assembly Bill No. 4 of 2012 named as THE PUNJAB ANIMALS SLAUGHTER CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 2012, A Bill, further to amend the Punjab Animals Slaughter Control Act, 1963.
Punjab Cabnit Declared Ostrich farming, as Livestock Farming...
Jan 14-2012, By the untired efforts of Pakistan Ostrich company Punjab cabnit declared OSTRICH as LIVESTOCK. A High level representative of Punjab Government contact Pakistan Ostrich Company and informed about this achievement. High level Government officials also assured full cooperation for promotion of Ostrich farming in Punjab.
Special offer for Overseas Pakistanis
The expatriates living abroad have a great love and affection for their homeland. They want to reunite with their mother land in one way or the other. Given the security circumstances and uncertain economic conditions they tend to invest in something tangible.
POC has come up with a special offer for them. We are establishing a specially designed Farm near District Jhelum at a vast land. The Farm will be operated by POC and the investors (Long Term) will own the farm.
Who can participate?
The interested Pakistanis living abroad can start their Ostrich business by investing in 50 Birds at this specially designed Shirkat farm.
The Birds will be catered for by POC. The specially trained staff of POC will look after the Birds till the agreement term ends.
Livestock is a fast growing profitable business in Pakistan. More and more meat and chicken companies are formally launching their products on international hygienic standards. Many companies are having their own outlet chains across the country.
Ostrich is now treated as ‘the Meat of the Millennium’. People are attracted towards this Big Bird. Its meat can be affordable once a sustainable population is available at a particular geographical location.
POC aspires to take along its esteemed clients till Breeding period of the Chicks. This will be a two to three years based long term relationship. POC has established offices in major cities and a trained staff, potential, expertise and resources that can take care of Birds for this long period.
It is estimated that a single bird can earn upto 10 times of its initial investment in 5-6 years.
The experience of POC over the last few years has shown that thousands of investors are willing to start their Ostrich farms but due to small investment and lack of time and expertise they are not in a position to run an independent farm.
Pakistan Ostrich Company (POC) introduces the concept of SHIRKAT FARM (co-operative ostrich farming).
It is another step forward for the development of ostrich industry in Pakistan. SHIRKAT FARM (co-operative ostrich farming) is to fill the vacuum and will provide a platform for the Overseas investors/farmers to enter this profitable business in a safe, secure and convenient way.
It will be a joint effort of all the shareholders of a Shirkat Farm and POC will play the part of a Facilitator and Mentor.
Although the main focus of SHIRKAT FARMS is to facilitate the small investors, those aiming for large investment can also be a part of this cooperative farming by starting their pilot projects to acquire proper knowledge and expertise for their future projects.
It can also provide an excellent opportunity for those investors who has the capability and investments of running a big commercial farm, but wants to minimize their risks. To start their pilot projects, they have an opportunity to become a part of SHIRKAT FARM.
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Ostrich Seminar at Al-Hamra Lahore
Pakistan ostrich company and Daily jang organized a seminar at Al-Hamra hall lahore on 23rd July 2011. A large number of prominent businessaman and farmers attended the seminar. Download complete report in urdu.... click here
New Farms in Punjab
Pakistan Ostrich Company has opened many new farms with capacity of 50 to 200 birds in Punjab. With these farms in Suhawa, Dina, Sargodha, Khanpur ,Rahim yar khan, shekupura, Gujranwala, wazirabad, Abotabad, Sahiwal, and Lahore, Pakistan Ostrich Company has extended its network to upper Punjab Areas motivating more farmers to venture in this profitable opportunity. Technical, medical and marketing support will be provided by Pakistan Ostrich Company to all of these farms.
‘Ostrich farming can help overcome meat shortage in country’
Daily Dawn karachi 28th january 2011 Page - 15 ( By Our Staff Reporter)
KARACHI, Jan 27: Ostriches are farmed on a commercial basis in over 100 countries around the world for their meat, hide and feathers. The bird’s meat, a very similar in taste and texture to mutton but containing very low content of cholesterol and fat, can provide a solution to Pakistan’s increasing requirement of protein-containing meat amid escalating prices of mutton, beef, chicken, etc.
Pakistan has not only the ‘perfect’ climatic conditions for ostrich farming, it has also the required manpower, infrastructure and feed much cheaper than many other countries.
These were some points highlighted at a seminar ‘Ostrich farming: opening of a new horizon’ held at the Karachi University auditorium on Thursday. The event was jointly organised by the KU department of agriculture and agribusiness management and the Pakistan Ostrich Company.
Participants of the seminar highlighted the benefits of ostrich farming, and said that it was considered to be among the most profitable agricultural projects today in the world and often referred to as the ‘farms of the future’ because of the high profit potential.
“Ostrich farming may be a new phenomenon for Pakistan but not for the rest of the world. Its history is stretched over 150 years and it has been a great success in many countries including South Africa (from where it started), Israel, Australia, Mexico, Japan, US, China and Iran. Pakistan, India and Bangladesh have also joined the list recently,” they said.
Raja Tahir Latif, representing the Pakistan Ostrich Company, said that Ostrich is a large flightless bird whose life span ranges between 30 and 70 years.
“It grows at a very high rate and can gain 100kg in just 10 months without a recommended diet. It takes only two years to get mature. A female lays 70 to 100 eggs weighing about 1.5kg in a season for 30 to 40 years. With favourable hatchery facilities, 95 per cent eggs produce chicks that can be sold in the local and international markets,” he said, adding that the company exported chicks to India.
The risk of mortality would remain high in the first two months and that was the reason that farmers were advised to buy the only chicks that were older.
“As the bird gets mature, it develops a strong immunity level and can tolerate severe hot and cold weather. Therefore, it is not very vulnerable to disease and does not require frequent administration of medicines and nutritional compounds as is the case with poultry and cattle.
“The bird has the best feed-to-weight ratio of any land animal in the world. This is because whatever it eats, it becomes part of its body. A cattle needs 20kg feed to gain 1kg weight while an ostrich needs 3.5kg feed to gain 1kg weight. It eats almost everything even plastic bags so one has to be careful in its rearing,” he said, adding that its meat was popular in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and many European countries.
After one year, the bird could be slaughtered as it rendered over 100kg meat. The meat was high in protein content, he said.
The seminar was told that ostrich oil came from its fat and people used it for relief from skin problems while its feathers were used for cleaning fine machinery, equipment etc as well as for interior decoration and in the fashion industry.
Dr Zuzzer Ali Shamsuddin, representing the Leather Research Centre (LRC) of the Pakistan Council of Scientific Industrial Research (PCSIR), said that ostrich farming was a real solution to the shortages the country currently faced in meat products and could also help earn the much needed foreign exchange.
“Ostrich skin is considered to be one of the most luxurious types of leather. It is soft and durable. LRC has processed the bird’s skin and has made a number of products from it for inspiring investors,” he said.
Dr Ulfat-un-Nabi, director-general of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council’s southern zone, and the chief guest, Dr Hafiz Rub Nawaz, a scientist at LRC, Naseer Bashir, a member of the World Ostrich Association, and Professor Dr Saleem Shahzad, chairperson of the KU’s host department, also spoke.
Best Quality Chicks will be available for Sale soon
Pakistan Ostrich Company is importing a large number of best quality ostrich chicks for its customers. Now chicks will be availablejust after Eid for our clients. All interested Farmers are advised to confirm their orders as soon as possible. Pakistan Ostrich company announces Booking Plan before 31st Sep 2011.
Federal Secretary Livestock visited Ostrich Farm
Federal Secretary Livestock visited Ostrich Farm
Saturday 31st July 2010 .
Mr. Khawaja Siddique Akbar Federal secretary ministry of livestock visited ostrich farm near sohawa. He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Ostrich Company for promotion of ostrich farming in Pakistan. He assured full support from Livestock ministry for Ostrich farming. He ordered to setup a pilot project under Livestock ministery. A seminar on Ostrich farming will be held soon in Islamabad with collaboration of Pakistan Ostrich Company and Livestock ministry for promotion of ostrich farming in Pakistan. Project director dairy and Livestock board Dr. Rana Akhlaq ahmed was also accompanied with him.
Pakistan Ostrich Company at Livestock Expo 2010 karachi
Pakistan Ostrich Company participated in Livestock Expo 2010 karachi. POC stall can be ranked No.1 stall in Expo. a Large number of Businessmen, prominent personalities and General public visited the stall. Malik Imamu-ud-din shoqeen advisor to chief minister, Sadaqat Ali Jatoi, M. Ali shah Ex. Dist: nazim Distt. matiari, Abdul Maalik pathan Ex. Fedral secretary and chairman TCP, media personalities and investors fully focused the unique project. All of the visitors appriciated the efforts of Pakistan Ostrich Company. DOWNLOAD EXPO ALBUM
Incident at Karachi Airport
|Customs duty dispute leads to death of 37 ostrich chicks
Importer lodges protest at KPC; laments negligence of officials
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
By our correspondent
The staff of Pakistan Ostrich Company, an importer of ostrich chicks from Australia and other countries, held a protest demonstration at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday. The protesters were carrying the bodies of the 37 ostrich chicks that died at the Karachi airport, allegedly due to the negligence of Pakistan Customs officials.
A consignment of 120 day-old ostrich chicks imported from Australia by the said company was held by the customs for over 40 hours on Friday night due to a customs duty dispute. This resulted in the death of 37 chicks due to hunger and lack of movement.
An ostrich chick is highly fragile bird and needs immediate care in early days of life including frequent supply of food, water and even a walk otherwise its digestive system develops fatal problems, causing immediate death of the bird.
The protesters termed the death of ostrich chicks a conspiracy against livestock promoting activities in Pakistan. They demanded of the government to take notice of the death of innocent birds due to custom officials’ negligence and formulate a clear policy regarding the import of birds like ostriches as well as their immediate release from the airport.
CEO of Pakistan Ostrich Company, Tahir Latiff told The News that on Friday night the consignment arrived from Australia and was held by the customs staff at the Jinnah International Airport for over 40 hours as they were demanding import duty from the company’s staff at a very high rate.
“Ostrich chicks are normally purchased for 50 to 70 US dollars from abroad and 11 per cent duty is paid to the government by the importer. This time, the custom officials claimed that the ostrich chicks’ price was 371 US dollars and duty should be paid according to that price,” he revealed.
Latiff maintained that his staff had gone to the airport to receive the consignment and were willing to pay the duty as per the original price of the consignment but the customs’ officials demanded a sum that was higher than the actual value and could not be arranged in the night.
“It was Friday night when this happened and there was no senior customs official present at the airport to resolve the issue. The ostrich chicks were packed in boxes and remained at the airport throughout the night and on Saturday. The consignment was only released when the amount demanded by the customs officials was paid to them,” he claimed.
He further said that all over the world, livestock imported from abroad is cleared immediately as it cannot be kept for an indefinite period at the airports and ports and any issues related to the customs duty are settled later on.
“Even now, the dispute between us and the customs’ officials over the import duty persists and it would be settled in coming few days. But unfortunately, the bureaucratic hurdles resulted in the death of 37 ostrich chicks who starved to death,” he claimed.
“Ironically, ostriches are still considered as wildlife species in Pakistan while it is given the status of livestock all over the world due to its immense potential of meeting meat requirements as well as other benefits,” Latiff said.
On the occasion, he demanded of the government to immediately declare ostrich a form of livestock instead of treating the birds as wildlife. He also asked for the removal of import duties on ostriches and facilitation of ostrich farming by providing loans to farmers.
Ostrich Oil available in Pakistan
Pakistan Ostrich Company has started production of Ostrich oil. initially it is available in 50ml and 80ml packing. introductory price for 50ml is only Rs.650, and price for 80ml is only Rs.800.
Meeting of Ostrich Association of Pakistan to be held in April 2010
First annual meeting of OAP is to be held in February at Karachi. This meeting will initiate a new momentum in Ostrich Farming in Pakistan.
New Farms in 2010
2 new ostrich farms has been established in Naukot sindh and at Multan Road Lahore. Some new farms in Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khairpur and Sialkot are under process.
New Ostrich farm in Lahore.
Raja babar has started his farm at multan road Lahore. The young farmer is starting his farm with 100 young and 100 small chicks.This Farm is supposed to be one of the largest farms in Punjab.Pakistan Ostrich Company has started shifting of chicks at this farm and will be completed in Feb 2010.
Ostrich Oil is available in Pakistan.
Pakistan Ostrich Company has started production of Ostrich Oil in Pakistan.Pakistan Ostrich Company has engaged prominent pharmacists and chemists to develop this product.