Khalid Javed

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Dr. Khalid Javed is a Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Livestock Production at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. He graduated in Animal Husbandry from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 1982. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Animal Breeding and Genetics from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He joined Government of Punjab, Livestock and Dairy Development as Veterinary Officer in 1983 and remained engaged in research in different capacities. Dr. Khalid conducted research, trainings and teaching in the fields of Animal Breeding, Population/Quantitative Genetics, and Statistical Genetics. He analyzed the production data of various livestock species (e.g., cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, chicken) to characterize the phenotypic and genetic structure related to different traits of economic importance and subsequent selection. Moreover, he has been engaged in inter-disciplinary collaborative research with colleagues from various academic and research institutes to study the genetic, breeding, management and environmental factors affecting productivity of livestock species. He joined University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences during 2003 as Assistant Professor where he was later selected and appointed as Associate Professor and Professor, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. His research focus is on selection and breeding of large and small ruminants. He also supervises and evaluates postgraduate research to ensure successful and timely completion of the projects focusing on genetic improvement, enhancing breeding efficiency and production enhancement of farm animals. In addition, he participates and conducts trainings, workshops, conferences and seminars, and writes scientific publications to disseminate knowledge and techniques to the researchers and livestock producers about various areas of animal husbandry for improving behaviour, health, growth, fertility and production of livestock. He has more than 200 publications/research articles published and is working as Senior Editor of an internationally recognized Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences-JAPS.

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Milk is considered as a complete diet for an infant and contains essential nutrients for the development of young mammals. The substances in milk provide energy and antibodies that help protect against infection. Most farmers are paid for the quality and composition of their milk. Whole milk, once approved for use, is pumped into storage silos where it undergoes pasteurization, homogenization, separation, and further processing. Milk is a highly perishable commodity because it is an excellent medium for the growth of microorganisms - particularly bacterial pathogens - that can cause spoilage as well as diseases in consumers. Milk processing allows the preservation of milk for days, weeks, or months and helps to reduce food-borne illness.

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