International Buffalo Congress February 18-20, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan Subsistence to Commercialization

IBC 2019 Welcome Letter

Nili-Ravi buffalo, winner of milk competition this year, has produced around 50 liters in 36 hours. On the other hand, over 1 Kg per day weight gain has been obtained in buffalo showing the outstanding beef potential. Minimum age of puberty in buffalo heifers and bulls has been as early as 17 months and age at first calving around 30 months has been achieved. These are remarkable achievements.

In order to showcase these, nationally and internationally, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (UVAS) is organizing “International Buffalo Congress (IBC 2019)” on February 18-20, 2019 in Lahore Pakistan. The objective of the Congress is to review and update the work in the thematic areas of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, management, health, and socio-economics. The theme is “Subsistence to Commercialization”. We envisage information generated in the Congress will help in bringing economic prosperity of buffalo farmers, globally. Lahore has great history, cultural hub and provincial metropolis of predominantly agriculture based Punjab province. This is well connected to the rest of the world. UVAS, is a premier flagship veterinary and animal sciences education institution that has history of more than 136 years.

The IBC2019 will have following main attractions:

  • Oral presentations from international and national invited and selected speakers
  • Poster presentations and Pre congress workshops
  • Milk and Beauty Competition & Livestock Show at Buffalo Research Institute (BRI)
  • Exhibition and Post congress farm tour/ UVAS Ravi Campus
  • Gala dinner with cultural show, and visit to historical places of Lahore

The Organizing Committee extends its warm invitation to scientists, students, planners, extension workers, veterinarians, farmers, entrepreneurs and buffalo enthusiast from throughout the world and Pakistan for attending the International Buffalo Conference IBC 2019, at UVAS, Lahore Pakistan. Therefore, please mark your calendars. Kindly show your interest by acknowledging this email on:
With profound regards,


  Meritorious Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha , SI
Chief Organizer
Vice Chancellor UVAS, Lahore