Cattle shipment from US arrives

Published February 2, 2021
A shipment of 2,078 head of cattle from the United States has arrived as part of a strong partnership between the US Department of Agriculture and Pakistan’s dairy sector. — File photo
A shipment of 2,078 head of cattle from the United States has arrived as part of a strong partnership between the US Department of Agriculture and Pakistan’s dairy sector. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: A shipment of 2,078 head of cattle from the United States has arrived as part of a strong partnership between the US Department of Agriculture and Pakistan’s dairy sector.

Roughly 95 per cent of the cattle in this year’s first shipment are US Holstein dairy cattle, which produce milk yields that are substantially higher than Holsteins imported from other countries.

The remaining animals are Jersey dairy cattle, noted for their high milk fat content, and Braham beef cattle, noted for their high-quality beef. All breeds have the genetic potential to adapt to Pakistan’s climate.

At least two more shipments of US cattle are expected to arrive before the end of March, when the cattle shipping season will close, a press release of the US Embassy in Islamabad stated on Monday.

Published in Dawn, February 2nd, 2021

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