LAHORE - A two-member Canadian trade delegation Wednesday called upon University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed development prospects of livestock sector of both the countries. The delegation comprised on senior trade commissioner of Canadian High Commission, Robert N Webb and trade commissioner Ali Khan. Canadian trade delegation told the VC and other faculty members that they had conducted and tested a research that canola seed cake instead of cotton seed cake could increase milk production by one liter per cattle per day. They also referred the Canadian Semex organisation for good farmers which was being distributed cattle genetics products, embryos and live cattle to dairy and beef industries around the world. They said that Canada leads the world in production gains over the last 10 years for milk-recorded Holsteins, according to the International Committee for Animal Recording in France. The VC explained the vibrant role of livestock sector, which was contributing approximately 53.4 percent of the agriculture value-added and 11.4 percent to national GDP. Despite a plethora of challenges, he said, the livestock industry was surprisingly growing by 4.1 percent and cattle population had grown from 65million in 2009-2010. Nawaz briefed the delegation about the development work in university and its quantum jump in research publication got 12th position out of 82 public and private sector universities. He said this institution was imparting quality veterinary education in Lahore for the last 128 years. Prof Nawaz said the university had developed research collaboration and signed 21 MoUs with many international institutions to upgrade the standard of education.