Model Cattle Market Sheikhupura

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab inaugurated Sheikhupura Model Cattle Market on April 2nd, 2015. Establishment of a Model Cattle Market in Sheikhupura was the first step towards achieving the goals of modern trading facility for sellers and buyers.

All basic facilities are provided by LDCMMC in the market. 

  • Free services offered by LDCMMC in the market to general public, traders and farmers are water, electricity, veterinary services, shade (sheds), loading and unloading services, parking, security, cleanliness and toilets
  • Other available services offered through outsourcing in the market are fodder shops (tokka and without tokka), turri/paralli points, canteen and hotels, khokha and tea stalls, ornamental shops, lodging and boarding
 
     
   
   

Achievements

The achievments of the Model Cattle Market Sheikhupura are:

  • Professionally trained staff
  • Outsourcing of services contract initially with vendors in various categories amounting to PKR 4 million for Sheikhupura Model Cattle Market under PPRA Rules 2014. Contract of turri/ paralli point amounting to PKR 2.5 million have been cancelled due to misconduct as LDCMMC has strict policy to regulate quality, quantity and rate of offered products. Tenders were published in newspaper for vacant points of turi/ paralli, hotel/ canteen, fodder shop without toka, ornamental shops and dormitory 
  • Human Resource manual of LDCMMC

Future Plans

The future plans of the model Cattle Market Sheikhupura are:

  • Animal registration through ear tagging to address the issue of traceability
  • Establishment of promotional billboards to generate a revenue source
  • To organize and conduct livestock competition shows and exhibition in order to encourage breed improvement with collaboration of USAID and Pakistan Livestock Breeder Association
  • Breed wise allocation of days for mandi operation
  • Provision of banks and secured cash transactions through banks will increase share of documented national economy. According to the SBP report for year 2013 - 2014, PKR 80 billion was withdrawn from the ATM’s and Banks 15 days before eid. This staggering amount is used in livestock transactions. This huge chunk of the undocumented economy offers tremendous opportunities for the banks
  • Installation of Solar System and Biogas System to make cattle market self-sufficient in energy requirements