Qatar Flies 165 cows into the Country to Boost Milk Supplies

(30th July 2017 – Doha, Qatar) The first contingent of a planned 4,000-cow group landed in Qatar recently, in an attempt to limit the dairy shortage that has been caused by the Saudi-led blockade.

The 165 Holstein dairy cows are the first to be flown in, on a Qatar Airways cargo plane, to boost milk supplies, since most of Qatar’s milk imports had previously come from Saudi Arabia, the BBC reported.

The cows were bought by Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Qatari construction firm Power International Holding, from the US and Australia. “This is the time to work for Qatar,” he told Bloomberg two weeks ago.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut off air, sea and land links to Qatar in June, after accusing the country of supporting extremists and terrorism. The natural gas-rich country has said it can withstand the blockade due to its vast reserves and wealth funds.

Source: Business Insider

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