World Camel Day was observed at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in order to highlight the camel meat and milk benefit. The event was arranged under the auspices of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry; Directorate of Farms, UAF, and International Goat and Bull Association at a Tent pegging ground that remained a center of attraction for the camel lovers.
In the national camel weight contest, the camel of Farrukh Ejaz from Gujranwala bagged the first position with 1,417-kilogram weight while the camel of Farrukh Ejaz got the second position with 1361 kilogram while Babar Malik stood third with 1280 kilogram weight.
In the camel beauty contest, Hunain camel bagged the first, Farrukh Ejaz second, and Malik Babar third.
Addressing the camel day seminar, Faculty of Animal Husbandry Dean Dr. Qamar Bilal said that on the directives of UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, camels of different breeds had been brought to the UAF from all over the country in order to flourish the camel farming and educate the people about the benefit of camel meat and milk.
He said that the livestock sector would reap the full benefits of testing and preserving the quality of the camel breed and its quality.
He said that camel meat was low in fat and cholesterol, which is why it can be eaten by patients with high blood pressure and diabetes.
He said that June 22 was the hottest and longest day of the year which is why it is chosen for World Camel Day because the camel is capable of living in difficult conditions amid hot weather.
International Goat and Bull Association Patron Muhammad Ashraf called for adopting the latest scientific standards to promote the best camel breeds. He said that they were making all-out efforts of the promotion of camel farming in the country.