Qatar Airways Cargo aircraft Boeing 777 has transported the country’s first two shipments of 230 Holstein cows from Europe. The cargo carrier has been appointed to transport more than 20 shipments from Europe, US and Australia in the next two weeks.
All these cattle are transferred to Baladna Farm. Baladna is a subsidiary of Power International Holding and houses 40,000 Awassi sheep, 5,000 goats and an animal feeding mill yielding 100 tonnes a day. With the arrival of these 4000 cows, Baladna farm targets to meet up to 35 % of the imported milk demand in the country within two months.
After the illegal blockade by the neighbouring countries, Qatar Airways Cargo has extended its services to undertake massive task of transporting food and grocery items and other livestock. It’s using its own aircraft as well as leased ones.